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Translated title of the contribution: Conspiracy: An introduction

Fiore Geelhoed*, Margo de Koster, Marc Cools

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Abstract

This introduction offers an overview of current academic discussions about the term ‘conspiracy theory’, the historical development of conspiracy beliefs, and academic knowledge of the phenomenon. In addition, it addresses the relation between conspiracy thinking, state power, culture and deviance. The authors emphasize the need to move beyond a pathological view on conspiracy beliefs, to take them seriously and study them from a cultural and critical criminological perspective.
Translated title of the contributionConspiracy: An introduction
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)3
Number of pages19
JournalTijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022

Research programs

  • SAI 2005-04 MSS

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