Conspiracy Theories: A Primer (Paperback)

Conspiracy Theories: A Primer By Joseph E. Uscinski, Adam M. Enders Cover Image
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The second edition of this popular text, updated throughout and now including Covid-19 and the 2020 presidential election and aftermath, introduces students to the research into conspiracy theories and the people who propagate and believe them. In doing so, Uscinski and Enders address the psychological, sociological, and political sources of conspiracy theorizing. They rigorously analyze the most current arguments and evidence while providing numerous real-world examples so students can contextualize the current debates. Each chapter addresses important current questions, provides conceptual tools, defines important terms, and introduces the appropriate methods of analysis.

About the Author

Joseph E. Uscinski is professor of political science at University of Miami. He is editor of Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them (forthcoming), coauthor of American Conspiracy Theories (2014) and author of The People's News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism (2014). Adam Enders is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. His research focuses on the role of suspicion and conspiratorial thinking in American mass politics, the influence of core values on political identities and attitudes, and the evolving nature of mass polarization.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538173251
ISBN-10: 1538173255
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2023
Pages: 246
Language: English