Eirikur Bergmann is Professor of Politics at Bifrost University in Iceland. Author of eight academic books and numerous journal articles he writes mainly on Nationalism, Populism, Conspiracy Theories, European Integration, Icelandic Politics and on Participatory Democracy. Bergmann is also author of three novels published in Icelandic.
Much of his work, which has mostly been published in English and Icelandic – a few also in German, French and Russian – is found under the links above. Below a selection of latest publications is listed.
Full Curriculum Vitae (.pdf file)
Selected latest publications:
- Neo-Nationalism: The Rise of Nativist Populism
London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2020 (235 p.)
- Bergmann, E., and Butter, M. (forthcoming 2020). ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories’. In: Butter, M., and Knight, P. (Eds). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.
- Bergmann, E., Dyrendal, A., Harambam, J., and Thórisdóttir, H. (forthcoming 2020). ‘Society and politics: Introduction’. In: Butter, M. and Knight, P. (Eds). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.
- The People against The People: Three waves of Nationalist Populism since WWII
Keynote lecture. Rethinking Politics in Organisation. Copenhagen Business School (CBS). 28. March 2019.
- Iceland’s Post-Crisis Constitutional Process
Conference presentation. Remaking the UK Constitution. Bonavero Institute, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, UK. 23. February, 2019. [Slides]
- Conspiracy & Populism: The Politics of Misinformation
London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. (185 p.)
- Iceland in Europe – Keeping its distance
In Moreau, P. & Wassenberg, B. (Eds), European Integration and new Anti-Europeanism III: Perceptions of External States on European Integration. Stuttgart: Frans Steiner Verlag. (2018). Pp. 65-86.
- The New Political Order in Post-Crash Iceland: Refoundation, continuity or status quo?
In Bellina S (Ed) Refounding State Legitimacy: When experience and practice speak. Paris: Foundation Charles Leopold Mayer. Vol 1 (2018). Pp 77-88.
- Samsærið (e. The plot) [Novel]
Reykjavik: Sögur Publishing. 2017 (326 p.)
- The Icesave Dispute: A Case Study into the Crisis of Diplomacy during the Credit Crunch
Nordicum-Mediterraneum. Akureyri: University of Akureyri. Vol. 12, No 1 (2017)
- Við og hinir – Þjóðernispopúlismi á Norðurlöndum [e. Us and Them – Nationalist Populism in the Nordic Countries]
Skírnir – Journal of the Icelandic Literature Society. Spring 2017
- Nordic Nationalism and Right-Wing Populist Politics: Imperial Relationships and National Sentiments
London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. (213 p.)
- The Surge of the Finns Party: A Brief History
Article in Sustainable Security, published by the Oxford Research Group. March 2017
- Participatory Constitutional Deliberation in the Wake of Crisis: The Case of Iceland
In Reuchamps and Suiter (Eds) (2016). Constitutional Deliberative Democracy in Europe. ECPR Press.
- Iceland is in crisis mode. Its feels like 2009 all over again
The Guardian, 5. April 2016
- A critique of neo-mercantilist analyses of Icelandic political economy and crisis
[With Claes Belfrage and David M. Berry]
Capital & Class. Sage journals. Published online before print, 16. September 2015
- Populism in Iceland: Has the Progressive Party turned populist?
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration. Reykjavik: University of Iceland. Vol. 11, No 1 (2015), 33-54
- Citizens Assemblies in Response to Crisis of Democratic Representation
In Democracies XXI: A Paradigm Shift. Moscow: ISEPR, Rethinking Russia, June 2015. (Pages 194 – 218) [See version in Russian, pages 227-254].[See slidespresented at MGIMO in Moscow, June 2nd 2015].
- Hryðjuverkamaður snýr heim (e. A Terrorist Returns) [Novel]
Reykjavik: Sögur Publishing. 2015 (273 p.)
- La nouvelle donne politique de l’Islande post-krach: Refondation, continuité ou statu quo? (e. New political situation in post-crisis Iceland: reorganisation, continuity or status quo?)
In Severine Bellina (Ed.). Refonder la légitimité de l’État. IRG – Institut de recherche et débat sur la gouvernance. Karthala: Paris. March 2015
- Togstreita íslenskra stjórnmála – áhrif pólitískrar sjálfsmyndar þjóðarinnar á efnahagsstjórnmál landsins (e. Internal dilemma of Icelandic politics)
Skírnir – Journal of the Icelandic Literature Society. Spring 2014
- Citizens Assemblies in response to crisis of democratic representation: The Case of Iceland
Conference paper, presented in workshop Economic Recession, Democratic Recession? at ECPR joint sessions in Salamanca, Spain, April 11. 2014. [Here is slide presentation]
- Iceland and the International Financial Crisis: Boom, Bust & Recovery
Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillian. [International Political Economy series]. 2014. (232 p.) [See also conference presentation, presented at 21st International Conference of Council for European Studies. Washington DC, 15. March 2014]
- Iceland: A postimperial sovereignty project
Cooperation and Conflict. Sage publications. March 2014. Vol. 49(1) 33– 54