Comm 122 Lecture 9

Comm 122 Lecture 9 - Communication 122 January 28, 2008...

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Communication 122 January 28, 2008 Lecture 9 1. Hard and soft power: Kagan and Habermas 2. Todorov on tranquil power 3. Identity questions: Kagan and Habermas 4. Europe and US – how different? 5 min. on Kagan Hard and soft power (Kagan and Habermas) o Kagan: US should not allow Europe’s complaints to change its policy (only some influence [as long as it agrees with America] – used wisely) Justify war on spreading democracy (not control of oil) o Habermas: He says Europe needs to prove that it’s not only military that matters, but soft power in negotiations and discussions (peaceful solutions) Europe needs to balance hegemonic state unilateralism of the US with soft power -Opposed to US unilateralism US is a nationalist power Constitutional patriot: Equal freedom Public and private… Adherence to the constitution When US liberal democracy on other nations, it goes against fundamentals of constitution Can patch relations with economic ways (ex. trade, negotiations…)
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