How narratives shape support for authoritarian regimes


Civic duty is weaker in an ethnically divided society such as Taiwan, Hur’s comparison case, because citizens of the majority Taiwanese ethnicity still associate the state with the rule of the minority Chinese mainlanders. She argues that civic duty is shaped by the “national stories” that people tell, which strengthen or weaken links among people, their sense of nationality, and the state. 

In a new post for the International Forum’s Power 3.0 blog – Defending Democratization: How the OSCE’s ODIHR Can Counteract Russian Authoritarian Influence Rick Fawn describes Russia’s sabotage of an annual meeting of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 

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