The international dimensions of authoritarian regime survival: comparing “dictaplomatic” strategies in post-Soviet Eurasia

The international dimensions of authoritarian regime survival: comparing “dictaplomatic” strategies in post-Soviet Eurasia

The international dimensions of authoritarian regime survival: comparing “dictaplomatic” strategies in post-Soviet Eurasia

DICTAPLOMACY investigates an understudied dimension of authoritarianism – the use autocrats make of diplomacy as a tool of regime-survival. The project analyses and compares the foreign policy strategies and “dictaplomatic” tactics of four ideal-typical authoritarian regimes in post-Soviet Eurasia, with the aim of modelling the mechanisms whereby diplomacy serves them for external regime-legitimation and authoritarian […]