This report by Counterpoint discusses the results of a piece of research on conspiracy theories in the traditional Norwegian media, as part of Counterpoint’s ‘Rival Political Narratives’ project. The time frame chosen is from 1st January 2013 to 6th September 2013. This time frame covers a period of political campaigning for the 2013 parliamentary election, Read more
On July 22nd 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a citizen of Norway, parked a car loaded with explosives outside the office of the Norwegian prime minister in Oslo and detonated it. Eight people were killed in the blast. Later on the same day, Breivik dressed up as a policeman, travelled to Utøya island and started shooting Read more
Short Circuiting Conspiracy Theories to Counter Xenophobic Populism and Mari Tunby review The Dark Web: Norway, conspiracy theories and the aftermath of the July 22 attack – an opportunity to examine the role and origins of contemporary conspiracy theories in Norway. Read more on the project page here. Counter Point
The economic and political turbulence of the past nine months is not a throwback to the 1930s, it’s a throwback to the 1530s—then, print capitalism shook the world to its core and brought modernity. Today, print capitalism is being replaced by digital finance. Expertise is out, populism is in. Can our institutions take it?
Norwegian Lessons – Revolting Cultures— elite behaviour, cultural conservatism and political violence
Beyond the first reactions of shock and horror – both of which deserve to linger somewhat before the next set of headlines captures our attention – the horrific events that took place in Norway last week have triggered an array of conversations regarding the killer’s motivations and his cited inspirations. These are legitimate questions–they are Read more