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  • CONTAGION HOW AND WHY (BAD) IDEAS SPREAD

    Aristotle Kallis1

  • CONTENTS01 Contagion02 Domino effect03 How (good and bad) ideas spread04 Speed and demand05 Breaking the taboo06 Extremism and mainstream07 The 1930s08 Authoritarianism09 Anti-Semitism10 Back ... to the future

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  • CONTAGIONWHAT IS IT AND HOW USEFUL IS IT?

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  • DOMINO EFFECTHow one thing leads to the other(s)

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSome examples

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  • HOW IDEAS SPREAD

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  • SPEEDPhysical, long-distance & virtual communication

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  • DEMANDStereotypes & prejudices

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  • BREAKING THE TABOOPrecedent & cognitive liberation

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  • EXTREMISMWhen extreme ideas become mainstreamed

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  • THE 1930sAUTHORITARIANISM, FASCISM, ANTISEMITISM

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  • AUTHORITARIANISMThe failure of democracy & liberalism

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  • ANTISEMITISMFrom intimidation to law to murder

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  • BACK TO THE FUTURETHE MAINSTREAMING OF THE EXTREME

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  • EXTREMISM? MAINSTREAM?When extreme ideas become mainstreamed

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  • EXTREMISM? MAINSTREAM?The rise of the far right in Europe

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  • CONCLUSIONS

    Are ideas truly contagious?What is a successful idea?What about bad ideas?Speed, communication, spaceBreaking taboos: the power of precedentThe danger of complacencyThe insidious process of mainstreaming

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  • CONTAGIONCan we learn anything from pandemics?

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  • CONTAGIONThe spread of a pandemic

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSOne day in Rome...

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe Arab spring

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe debt crisis

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe 1989 revolutions in Europe

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe spread of Islam

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe Anabaptists

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  • DOMINO EFFECTSThe 1848 revolutions in Europe

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  • EXTREMISMThe 2009 Swiss referendum on banning minarets

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  • ANTISEMITISMThe 1935 Nuremberg Laws

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  • EXTREMISM (?) TODAYBanning the burqa

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  • EXTREMISM (?) TODAYStrong views against the Sharia law

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  • EXTREMISM (?) TODAYCurbing immigration

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  • EXTREMISM (?) TODAYFortress Europe: an acceptable anti-immigrant platform

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