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The American Colossus

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. security policy needs to be based on a proper appreciation of the roots of the nation's superpower status, which recognizes the contribution of “soft” (economic and cultural) power to the ... More


The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Joseph S. Nye

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. “war on terror” response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has exposed the extent, already apparent on various other fronts, to which U.S. foreign policy has become unilateralist, ... More


The Information Revolution

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The information revolution, which is now transforming societies around the world, is also changing the nature of governments and sovereignty, increasing the role of non‐state actors, and enhancing ... More


Trans-state Muslim Movements and Militant Extremists in an Era of Soft Power

John O. Voll

in Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323405
eISBN:
9780199869237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

In a globalizing world, members of the same religious community, anchored in different parts of the world, have greater capacity to increase their cultural, social, and economic links with one ... More


The Impact of European and Chinese Soft Power on Regional and Global Governance

SEBASTIAN BERSICK

in The International Politics of EU-China Relations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264089
eISBN:
9780191734809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264089.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter returns to issues raised by other authors in this section: the contrast between European, Chinese, and US perceptions of hard and soft power in the contexts of regional and global ... More


After the Cold War: The Age of ‘Soft Power’

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter provides an overview of European responses to the surging economy, cultural inventiveness, and self-confidence of post Cold War America. It suggests that from this perspective, strong ... More


Living with Europe: Power, Constraint, and Contestation

Kenneth Dyson and Klaus H. Goetz

in Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the concept of Europeanization and uses it to explore the changing relationship between Germany and the EU. It argues in favour of understanding ‘Europeanization’ as a complex, ... More


Pop Culture as Soft Power

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Pop culture has emerged has a vehicle of soft power and an arena for competition in cultural diplomacy between China, Japan and Korea. As a middle-power, Korea is the most self-conscious about ... More


Russian Reimperialization: From Soft Power to Annexation

Agnia Grigas

in Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300214505
eISBN:
9780300220766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214505.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter sets out the seven phases of the reimperialization policy trajectory that leverages Russian compatriots of the near abroad. This trajectory moves from (1) soft power to (2) humanitarian ... More


Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Beng Huat Chua

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The emergence of East Asian Pop Culture as an integrated regional media cultural economy is a result of the penetration of Japanese and Korean pop cultures into the historically well established ... More


China as the ‘Wave of the Future’: The Chinese Politico‐Economic Model

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the last of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It focuses on ... More


Neoliberalism

David A. Baldwin

in Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170381
eISBN:
9781400881000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170381.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Neoliberalism is not a logically coherent theory but rather a loosely related set of ideas criticizing the neorealist (and realist) treatment of actor designation, institutions, cooperation, ... More


The Long Reach of the Regulatory State: “Regulatory Power Europe”

Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter

in A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719595
eISBN:
9780191788673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719595.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 7 links the discussion back to the broader conceptual notions of hard and soft power, policy tools, and policy “targets” in the context of the EU as a foreign policy actor. It discusses how ... More


Electricity and Telecommunications: Fit for the European Union?

Simon Bulmer, David Dolowitz, Peter Humphreys, and Stephen Padgett

in Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the processes and outcomes of Europeanization in the German utilities sectors. Employing an institutionalist perspective, it focuses on interaction between the institutional ... More


Turkey’s Soft Power in a Comparative Context: The South Caucasus and the Middle East

Meliha Benli Altunışık

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the soft power of Turkey, comparing its engagements with the states of the South Caucasus (and Central Asia) to the countries of the Middle East. The chapter argues that for ... More


Post-match recovery and analysis: concluding thoughts on sport and diplomacy

Aaron Beacom and J. Simon Rofe

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This concluding chapter draws together the themes that have emerged in the volume and provides an overarching analysis of the three sections concerning the concepts and history of Sport and ... More


Soft power and welfare work

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents key discussion on power and introduces the concept of power used in this book; one that combines Bourdieu’s work on field, capital and doxa with Goffman’s work on strategic ... More


Uses of Media Culture, Usefulness of Media Culture Studies: Beyond Brand Nationalism into Public Dialogue

Koichi Iwabuchi

in Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139392
eISBN:
9789888180219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The writer of this chapter critically examines the recent development of “brand nationalism” in the context of the Japanese government's growing interest in recent times in using media culture for ... More


After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Brian Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in ... More


Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943-1957

Patryk Babiracki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620893
eISBN:
9781469623085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620893.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, this book reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. The text argues that the ... More


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