• Nation branding in the COVID-19 era: South Korea's pandemic public diplomacy

    10 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    In a global pandemic, public health outcomes are not the only variables at stake. Also at stake are countries' nation brands and influence, which hinge on how a country responded to the crisis. Based on a case study of a middle power, South Korea, one of the more successful COVID-19 national responses so far, we offer an exploratory conceptual explication of pandemic public diplomacy that is grounded in a normative framework of substance, information, trust, collaboration, and mutual benefit. Sentiment analyses of social media and international news media suggest that the country...
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