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Conspiracy theorists helped the Parkland students keep gun control on the national agenda

Uscinski, Joseph E., DeWitt, Darin and Atkinson, Matthew D. (2018) Conspiracy theorists helped the Parkland students keep gun control on the national agenda. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Mar 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gun control has remained on the political and media agendas for far longer than has been the case following similar events in the past. Joseph E. Uscinski, Darin DeWitt, and Matthew D. Atkinson argue that this shooting has continued to capture the nation's attention because of the conspiracy theory narratives that surround it. The politically strategic Parkland students have benefited from the public attention generated by conspiracy theorists – who accuse the students of being ‘crisis actors’ – to remain in the media spotlight and keep the issue of gun control on the national agenda.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89325

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