Propaganda as Antidote: How Propaganda Motivates People in Defending the Regime Against Criticism
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
341 Eggers Hall
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
East Asia Program
Propaganda as Antidote: How
Propaganda Motivates People in Defending the Regime Against Criticism
A Talk by
Liu, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Department, and Li Shao, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Department
Faced with criticism about policies, how do autocratic
governments retain popular support through propaganda? We believe there are two
types of propaganda strategies: the informational strategy that assures
prospective economic benefits of the policy and the ideological strategy that
appeals to nationalist pride. We argue that the informational strategy is less
effective because it makes people be aware of policy cost as well. This talk
examines the nature of this question. Here, we use our latest research to
examine the way autocratic governments rely upon ideological propaganda to
support their unpopular agendas. These results of this study deepen our
understanding of propaganda, performance legitimacy, and why criticism is
sometimes not censored in China.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and East Asia Program
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