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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 Administrations 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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The influential policy thinker who coined the term “soft power” examines the changing nature of power since the Cold War, the new ways in which it is exercised, and how those changes impact Americas role in the world

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and#147;Nye is a master of his field at the height of his powers.and#8221;and#151;Washington Post

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Power evolves. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources, the United States was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world. But the global information age is rendering these traditional markers of power obsolete. To remain at the pinnacle of world power, the United States must adopt a strategy that considers the impact of the internet on global power resources. The Future of Power examines what it means to be powerful in the twenty-first century and illuminates the road ahead.

About the Author

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Professor and former Dean of Harvardand#8217;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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586488918
Author:
Nye, Joseph S Jr
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Joseph S. Nye
Author:
Nye, Joseph S., Jr.
Author:
"Nye, Jr.", Joseph S.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111213
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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The influential policy thinker who coined the term “soft power” examines the changing nature of power since the Cold War, the new ways in which it is exercised, and how those changes impact Americas role in the world
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and#147;Nye is a master of his field at the height of his powers.and#8221;and#151;Washington Post
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Power evolves. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources, the United States was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world. But the global information age is rendering these traditional markers of power obsolete. To remain at the pinnacle of world power, the United States must adopt a strategy that considers the impact of the internet on global power resources. The Future of Power examines what it means to be powerful in the twenty-first century and illuminates the road ahead.
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