Media and the dissemination of fear: pandemics, wars and political intimidation

Nelson Ribeiro (Editor), Christian Schwarzenegger (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

Abstract

Discusses the role of different media in the creation and dissemination of fear. Examines the mechanisms of persuasion that trigger willingness to accept extreme measures or actions during crises. Argues that fear is recurrently used by political and social actors to increase their own power in different societies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages305
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030849894
ISBN (Print)9783030849887, 9783030849917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Truth
  • Fear
  • Hate
  • Propaganda
  • Media and war

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