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Policy brief: The suspicious virus: Conspiracies and COVID19 in the Balkans

Abstract:

As elsewhere, the Western Balkans have been affected by conspiracy theories, with doubts about government policies and trust in institutions emerging in light of the pandemic. The scale and implications of these theories are particularly strong. While in most of Europe COVID conspiracies are supported by a quarter to a third of the population, more than 75% of WB citizens surveyed believe in one or several of six COVID theories. Education, age and gender do not significantly impact these numb...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2020-12-01
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1240212
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pubs:1240212
Deposit date:
2022-02-20

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