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How Covid conspiracy theories can be explained and why understanding them is so important?

During the ongoing Covid-Pandemic conspiracy theories seem more prominent in public than ever before. A recent research paper by Gemenis (2021) deals with Covid conspiracy theories and scepticism and tries to explain how these beliefs came to be. In his paper, Gemenis conducts an online survey in Greece in which he asks a variety ofContinue reading “How Covid conspiracy theories can be explained and why understanding them is so important?”

Now, everybody panic!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “panic”? Most of us probably imagine pictures of running people, screaming and chaos. Panic is something that is feared, something to be avoided at all costs, because social boundaries are cut, people act with animalistic selfishness and no coordinated effortsContinue reading “Now, everybody panic!”

How European asylum policy altered the national public opinion and why we have to be aware of it

Migration is not a new phenomenon. It has always been a very current issue around the world. It is either voluntary, to improve one’s socio-economic status, or it could be forced migration – initiated by governments, religious/political groups, or other actors. As the migration crisis in 2015 was mainly placed in the EU, I argueContinue reading “How European asylum policy altered the national public opinion and why we have to be aware of it”

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