June 6 2011 - Relations Between States Power and Influence Outline Controversy What will be the most important source of power in the future soft

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Relations Between States: Power and Influence Outline - Controversy: What will be the most important source of power in the future, soft power or military power? - What is Power? - National Capability: Tangible and intangible elements - Measuring Capabilities - Influence: Diplomatic and Military/Economic Influence - Art: To What Ends Military Power - Nye: The Decline of America’s Soft Power Key Questions What are some important concepts of power? What is influence? What is “soft power”? What are the elements of tangible and intangible state capabilities? What are some measurements of power (influence)? What is Power: Two Aspects of Power Power: a set of national attributes or capabilities and as a process of exercising influence Ability to overcome obstacles and influence others Power is relational concept Realist view (Morgenthau): int’l politics is a struggle for power / emphasis on military power Influence (Dahl): A’s ability to get B to do something that B would not otherwise do Compellence, coercive diplomacy, deterrence Soft Power : exercising influence through attraction as opposed to coercion (hard power) Capability: national attributes or capabilities greatly influence the menu available to states
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 315 taught by Professor Licht during the Summer '11 term at South Carolina.

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June 6 2011 - Relations Between States Power and Influence Outline Controversy What will be the most important source of power in the future soft

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