The Narrative of the Rise of China and Authoritarianism in the Global South:The case of Egypt

Rasheed, Amjed (2022) The Narrative of the Rise of China and Authoritarianism in the Global South:The case of Egypt. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 57 (2). pp. 68-84. ISSN 0393-2729

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Abstract

Authoritarian regimes in the Global South diffuse compelling narratives of China, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its development success to reinforce authoritarian practices discursively. A case illustrative of this process is that of Egypt under President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi. An analysis drawing on strategic narrative theory highlights that the el-Sisi regime has been deploying a persuasive narrative on China, its development experience and the BRI to reinforce authoritarianism discursively under the pretext of preserving the state’s sovereignty and achieving progress and the public good. Such a process is called Authoritarian Reinforcement (AR).

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Journal Article
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The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs
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178278
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28 Oct 2022 14:55
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Published
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22 Nov 2022 12:00