The New Social Order: Post-Truth and Discretionary Social Intervention

  • Clara Cruz Santos PhD Cristina Vanessa Nunes, PhD StudentFaculdade de Psicologia e Ciências de EducaçãoUniversidade de Coimbra


The Post-Truth Society in this article is understood as the paradigmatic environment of the present Western societies where, in addition to the feeling of risk, there is added indifference to political discourses and social practices that do not correspond to factual truths, giving space for flexible interpretation of policies and for individualization of social action. In this article, we highlight the transformative potential that the street-level bureaucrats have, but also we discuss the liquidity of social intervention, which should be subject of ethical reequation, namely through the imperative of technical supervision.
Dec 29, 2018
How to Cite
SANTOS, Clara Cruz. The New Social Order: Post-Truth and Discretionary Social Intervention. European Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 61-65, dec. 2018. ISSN 2601-8640. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 10 july 2020. doi: