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- Smart Power
- Soft power
- Soft power: the origins and political progress of a concept
- The Effectiveness of Soft & Hard Power in Contemporary International Relations
The People's Republic of China increasingly has turned to political warfare and sharp power to influence U. This turn in part reflects the limited effectiveness of Beijing's much-increased hard power and its never-formidable and now-reduced soft power as means to achieve China's ends with the United States. China's political warfare and uses of sharp power pursue both direct influence on U. China's efforts range across many sectors—including business, culture, media, education, and more—and they have prompted reactions and countermeasures. In China's view, the United States has long been engaged in something like political warfare or sharp power undertakings targeting China. If, or as, U. China's long-growing hard power—including its greatly increased military capacity—has limited efficacy, particularly in shaping the positions of the United States on matters that are priorities for both Beijing and Washington.
This article begins with a discussion of the concept of power. This is followed by a discussion of soft power and smart power. Smart power is defined as the ability to combine hard- and soft-power resources into effective strategies. Unlike soft power, it is an evaluative concept as well as a descriptive concept. Soft power can be good or bad from a normative perspective, depending on how it is used. Smart power has the evaluation built into the definition.
But as America's military superiority has increased, its ability to persuade is at low ebb in many parts of the world, even among its oldest allies. Nye Jr. The dictionary says that leadership means going ahead or showing the way. To lead is to help a group define and achieve a common purpose. There are various types and levels of leadership, but all have in common a relationship with followers.
Home Thematic issues 21 A critical approach to soft power We would also like to extend our thanks to all the project participants who contributed to the reflections presented in this introduction. The Turkish government itself emphasised the growth of its cultural and diplomatic influence through a self-promoting soft power and Turkish model discourse. However, regional and domestic shifts occurring in the past few years have raised serious questions concerning the legitimacy and authority of this discursive framew o rk. From an American-centered perspective to the analysis of the rise of emerging powers , and from a state-centered theory to the emphasis on the role of non-state actors, the various uses of the notion of soft power have demonstrated its malleability. Furthermore, in addition to its function as an analytical device, the concept is often coined as a rhetorical argument in support of foreign policy consultancy.
Soft power: the origins and political progress of a concept
The next U. Exercising military and economic muscle alone will not bring peace and prosperity. According to Nye, a former U.
Toward a New Public Diplomacy pp Cite as. His book, The Paradox of American Power , which came out in , fully developed the soft power idea, just at a time when the Bush administration was using hard power to bring about regime change in Iraq. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
Diversity pp Cite as. This is a very difficult and dangerous time in the history of our world. We wake up each morning to new challenges and crises. Unable to display preview.
The Effectiveness of Soft & Hard Power in Contemporary International Relations
The first part of this essay explains the concepts of hard and soft power with referring to their combination, soft power. Then, the effectiveness of the two concepts is assessed by discussing different examples of their use in foreign policy making. This discussion also includes examples for the use of smart power. The essay states that soft power is the more effective and efficient concept in contemporary global politics because of its endurance and sustainability. Hard power, however, is less useful today as the global system changes in its disfavour. In addition to soft power, smart power strategies play an important role in the contemporary international system.
He starts this book devoted to the subject by revisiting and honing it. He identifies the sources of U. The authority of the chief is augmented by his successes in war.