Articles by Alexander Dukalskis

06 2021

How ‘mask diplomacy’ helps cultivate a positive image of China abroad

Alexander Dukalskis
China seeks to control the international narrative on its role in the pandemic. But while Beijing cannot always deflect criticism, its mask diplomacy efforts and external propaganda streams do affect China’s image, write Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis and Stefan Müller
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05 2021

How dictatorships manage their image

Alexander Dukalskis
Authoritarian states deliberately use a number of tools to manage their image internationally, writes Alexander Dukalskis. Creating positive news, distracting and silencing critique, and shaping elite opinion help make the world safer for dictatorships
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Alexander Dukalskis
Associate Professor, School of Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin

Alexander's work has been published in several leading journals, including Government & Opposition, Review of International Studies, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Peace Research, and Democratisation.

His first book, The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China, was published in 2017.

His most recent book, Making the World Safe for Dictatorship, is published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.

Making the World Safe for Dictatorship

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