The Future of Power

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In the era of Kennedy and Khrushchev, power was expressed in terms of nuclear missiles, industrial capacity, numbers of men under arms, and tanks lined up ready to cross the plains of Eastern Europe. By 2010, none of these factors confer power in the same way: industrial capacity seems an almost Victorian virtue, and cyber threats are wielded by non-state actors. Politics changed, and the nature of power—defined as the ability to affect others to obtain the outcomes you want—had changed dramatically. Power is not static; its story is of shifts and innovations, technologies and relationships.

Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. Many of his ideas have been at the heart of recent debates over the role America should play in the world: his concept of "soft power" has been adopted by leaders from Britain to China; "smart power” has been adopted as the bumper-sticker for the Obama Administration's foreign policy. This book is the summation of his work, as relevant to general readers as to foreign policy specialists. It is a vivid narrative that delves behind the elusive faces of power to discover its enduring nature in the cyber age.

 

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This is a sophisticated analysis of power. The scholarship behind the analysis is impressive: Nye seems to have a real example for every variation of power that he examines. At times going through the ... Read full review

THE FUTURE OF POWER

Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - Kirkus

Illuminating analysis of the mechanisms of power shaping global politics.Nye Jr.'s latest book (International Relations/Harvard Univ.; The Powers to Lead, 2008, etc.) steers the traditional debate ... Read full review

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What Is Power in Global Affairs?
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Military Power
25
Economic Power
51
Soft Power
81
DIFFUSION
111
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118
American Decline
153
Smart Power
207
Acknowledgments
235
Index
283
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Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State. The author of many books, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Diplomacy.

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