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The Global Coup d'état (2022)

Author: Jacob Nordangård
Publisher: Stiftelsen Pharos/Pharos Media Productions
Date: To be published during 2022
Pages: 388, hardcover, illustrated, colour
(EPUB version will be available in late August 2022)

"The phrase 'coup d'etat' most people probably associate with a sudden, violent takeover, with tanks around government buildings, arrests, purges of dissidents, takeover of media channels and so on. But that does not always have to happen. The coup plotters can also seize (totalitarian power without violence, in a completely legal way, with the consent of the people or even enthusiasm - even in a democracy. There can be many "existential" threats (terrorism, environmental degradation, climate threats, refugee crisis, pandemics) firmer and more centralized governance. Dominance does not need to be initiated in one fell swoop, it can creep up on us gradually. Once citizens discover what has happened, it may be too late to do anything about it. If that happens in an individual country, it is bad enough, when it happens at the supranational level, there is nowhere to flee and no one to seek help from.This is exactly what is happening in the midst of us, right here and right now. Jacob Nordangårds urgent book describes the process, reveal the methods, and identify the actors."

(Hans Holmén, Docent Cultural Geography and Economic Geography)

Rockefeller – Controlling the Game (2019)

Author: Jacob Nordangård
Publisher: Stiftelsen Pharos/Media & Trading AB
Published: 19 December 2019
Pages: 386, hardcover, illustrated, colour
ISBN: 978-91-51907-50-5
Also available as EPUB (only text without illustrations) and in Polish 

"This is a thrilling and paradoxical story of how the family that made the world dependent on oil, has funded environmental and climate research since the 1950s, helped shape climate policy since the 1980s, and supported climate activism since the 1990s. The Rockefeller family’s long-standing battle against climate change contains elements of sophisticated propaganda techniques, futurism, and New Age philosophy, aiming at a complete transformation of the whole earth system, including economy, ecology, culture, and humanity itself. The Rockefeller Foundation’s stated mission to “promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world” has a dark flipside. This book introduces the Rockefeller family's most influential members, businesses, philanthropies and associates, and highlights their unprecedented influence over areas such as education, medicine, agriculture, art, architecture, population control and geopolitics."

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An Inconvenient Journey (2015)

Author: Jacob Nordangård
Publisher: Stiftelsen Pharos
Published: November 2015
Pages: 74, softcover, illustrated, colour

"This book describes my journey in the academic world and what happened when I went against the grain and challenged the prevailing paradigm. It was a journey through both deep undulating valleys and euphoric heights. At times it has felt like a street race where I have been chased by a crowd with pitchforks and torches. I had on my journey gone from being praised to being a heretic who was now a pariah. My words were banned by the authorities and I ended up on the black list. What had I actually done? Actually, I was just a curious soul searching for some kind of truth. I wanted to know how the world worked."

ORDO AB CHAO : The political history of biofuels in the European Union – Actors, networks and strategies (2012)

Author: Jacob Nordangård, Ph.D.
Published by: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. , s. 300
Published: December 2012
Doctoral thesis, monography
Pages: 300, softcover, illustrated
Language: Swedish, summary in English
ISBN: 978-91-7519-744-9 (printed)

"The aim of this thesis is to analyze the EU's biofuels policy, which actors and networks shaped this process, which problems and solutions these actors and networks put forward in the process, and how they have acted to mobilize support for their positions. Theoretically, I have applied theories on policy networks, the occurrence of triggering events in the policy process, resource dependence between actors and networks, and how management theory can be used to understand how policy develops. The main results are that a relatively small group of actors has had a strong influence on the policy process. These actors have been at the core of the policy community. The environmental organizations involved in the process have been subordinate to this policy community through resource dependencies. One actor network was formed that wanted to increase the amount of biofuels, while another was formed to protect the forest and soil from heavy exploitation. It took over 20 years before these contradicting efforts collided. This thesis concludes that the process contained large elements of strategic planning and that triggering events such as climate and food crises have been important to justify political decisions."