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Political Polarization and Nisman’s Death: Competing Conspiracy Theories in Argentina
Journal of International & Global Studies
  • Leopoldo Rodriguez, Portland State University
  • Shawn Smallman, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2016
Subjects
  • Conspiracy theories -- Argentina,
  • Argentina -- Politics and government
Abstract
The death of Alberto Nisman, the chief investigator of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina, unleashed conspiracy theories and significant political turmoil upon President Cristina Fernández. We study the case and trace two of these theories, asking what they tell us about the Argentine political system and what can be inferred with respect to other countries in Latin America. We confirm that nations with high levels of political polarization are fertile ground for the emergence of conspiracy theories and that domestic and international media play an important role in both giving credence to and spreading such theories.
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This is the publisher's final PDF. Copyrighted 2016 by Center for International and Global Studies. Reproduced with permission. Originally published in Journal of International & Global Studies Volume 8, Number 1 and can be found online at: http://www.lindenwood.edu/files/resources/20-39.pdf

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18759
Citation Information
Rodriguez, L. and Smallman, S. (2016). Political Polarization and Nisman’s Death: Competing Conspiracy Theories in Argentina. Journal of International and Global Studies Volume 8, Number 1, p. 20-39.