‘This loopy idea’ – an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change

‘This loopy idea’ – an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change

While researching UKIP attitudes to renewable energy projects in rural Britain, Matt Reed uncovered how social media is being used to promote climate change scepticism. In his latest published paper, he demonstrates how UKIP is part of a wider wave of ‘anti-reflexive movements’, promoting distrust and doubt to further certain political ends.

Going Digital

Going Digital

CCRI Senior Research Fellow, Matt Reed, is a regular blogger writing on food, community and politics at his blog, ‘the ruralist’. Matt’s latest post, ‘Going Digital’, reflects on how the CCRI is addressing the challenge of getting its latest research findings out in the public domain as quickly as possible.