The Post-factual Democracy

  • Hendricks V
  • Vestergaard M
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In 2016 “post-truth” was the word of the year in Oxford Dictionaries. Post-truth is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.” Oxford attributed the nomination to the fact that post-truth went from a peripheral concept to exploding in popularity in 2016 pace the British vote on the EU leading to Brexit and with the American presidential election.




Hendricks, V. F., & Vestergaard, M. (2019). The Post-factual Democracy. In Reality Lost (pp. 103–117). Springer International Publishing.

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