Framing in times of crisis: Responses to COVID-19 amongst Far Right movements and organisations –

Title: Framing in times of crisis: Responses to COVID-19 amongst Far Right movements and organisations

Research question:

This paper examines various framing processes have been developed by Far Right groups specifically in response to the global health crisis brought about by the spread of COVID-19. Research questions are: 1/ how are European Far Right groups responding to the developments of COVID-19 and national lockdowns; 2/ what is the role of conspiracy and misinformation in Far Right framing; and 3/ what does this tell us for future understanding of how Far Right groups respond to emergencies?

Type: Ricerca individuale

Description:

Through an examination of statements by six Identitarian and National Socialist movement organisations issued over a two month period from late February to late April 2020 on the open source platform Telegram, six ‘crisis frames’ were identified which extended central Far Right ideological ideas and cast COVID-19 as directly linked to concepts of migration, globalisation, governance, liberty, resilience and conspiracy.

Start: – 2020

Subjects: SCIENZA POLITICA

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