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Public Diplomacy Increases Foreign Public Approval: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

Goldsmith, Benjamin; Horiuchi, Yusaku; Matush, Kelly


Although many governments invest significant resources in public-diplomacy campaigns, there is little well-identified evidence of these efforts’ effectiveness. We examine the impacts of a major type of public diplomacy: high-level visits by national leaders to other countries. We combine a dataset of the international travels of 15 leaders from9 countries over 11 years, with worldwide surveys administered in 38 host countries. By comparing 32,456 respondents interviewed just before or just...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: SSRN Electronic Journal
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3566347
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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