The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

Naren Chitty (Editor), Li Ji (Editor), Gary Rawnsley (Editor), Craig Hayden (Editor)

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Abstract

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms remain conceptually ambiguous for analysts of international influence. The consequence is that the terms have survived as powerful, yet criticized, frames for influence.

Divided into two main parts, Part I outlines theoretical problems, methodological questions, the cultural imperative and the technological turn within the study of soft power and Part II focuses on bringing the theory into practice through detailed discussion of key case studies from across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

This innovative handbook provides a definitive resource for students and scholars seeking to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge debates and future research on soft power and will be of interest to those studying and researching in areas such as international relations, public diplomacy and international communication.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages508
ISBN (Print)978-1138945814
Publication statusPublished - 07 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks
PublisherRoutledge

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