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Bernhard Forchtner

University of Leicester

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United Kingdom

Bernhard Forchtner is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester (United Kingdom). Before joining Leicester, he was Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany). He works on the far right, in particular their environmental communication. Recent publications include ‘Climate change and the far right’ (in WIREs Climate Change, 2019) and the edited volume The Far Right and the Environment (Routledge, 2019).

Country(ies) of Specialty

Austria Germany United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Public opinion Social movements

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Bernhard Forchtner. 2019. “Articulations of climate change by the Austrian far right: a discourse-historical perspective on what is ‘allegedly manmade.’” In “Europe at the Cross-road”: Confronting Populist, Nationalist and Global Challenges, Nordic Academic Press (September 2019).

Bernhard Forchtner. 2019. “The Far Right and the Environment: Politics, Discourse and Communication,” Routledge (September 2019).

Bernhard Forchtner. 2019. “Climate change and the far right,” WIREs Climate Change (August 2019).

Bernhard Forchtner, Andreas Kroneder, & David Wetzel. 2018. “Being skeptical? Exploring far-right climate-change communication in Germany,” Environmental Communication (June 2018).

Bernhard Forchtner & Christoffer Kølvraa. 2015. “The nature of nationalism: populist radical right parties on countryside and climate,” Nature + Culture (June 2015).