Editor: Milosz Hodun
A few years ago, Europeans associated conspiracy theories with harmless lunacy. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought conspiracy theories to the forefront of Europeans’ consciousness, showing what they are and how dangerous they can be. We have now understood that conspiracy theories have enormous potential to engage people, organise and direct their actions in the public sphere.
This publication attempts to explain what conspiracy theories are and how we can protect liberal democracy and the European Union against them. The authors present the phenomenon from various perspectives, philosophical, psychological, policy, sociological, etc. Finally, the authors demonstrate their proposals for solving the problem.