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Lessons from East Germany: how authoritarian states can use international travellers to promote their interests

Hedin, Astrid (2019) Lessons from East Germany: how authoritarian states can use international travellers to promote their interests. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (09 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Authoritarian regimes typically place restrictions on the ability of citizens to travel abroad. Astrid Hedin maps the bureaucratic procedures of the former East Germany, showing how travel controls were organised to screen travellers, shape political narratives, and harvest information on western counterparts. These travel controls remain part of the institutional heritage and bureaucratic traditions of authoritarian post-communist states today.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103380

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