Scholars

Bernhard Forchtner

University of Leicester
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).

Publications

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. 159-179 (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, 10(5): 1-11 (August 2019).

Bernhard Forchtner, Andreas Kroneder, and David Wetzel. 2018. “Being skeptical? Exploring far-right climate-change communication in Germany,”

Environmental Communication, 12(5): 589-604  (June 2018).

Bernhard Forchtner and Christoffer Kølvraa. 2015. “The nature of nationalism: populist radical right parties on countryside and climate”
Nature + Culture, 10(2): 199–224 (June 2015).

Media Coverage

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Marina Meseguer. “La ultraderecha se sube a la ola verde,” La Vanguardia, February 28, 2020.

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Marc Bassets. “Extrema direita francesa abraça a causa ambiental,” El País, February 17, 2020.

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Theodoros Benakis. “A just energy transition must respond to climate change denialism,” European Interest, December 1, 2019.

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Beth Gardiner. “For Europe’s Far-Right Parties, Climate Is a New Battleground,” Yale Environment 360, October 29, 2019.

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Gregor Kessler “Im grünen Mantel,” EnergieWinde, August 9, 2019.

Bernhard Forchtner’s research on climate change and the far right discussed by Thomas Grose. “Europe’s Nationalists Target Climate Action,” U.S. News & World Report, February 16, 2019.