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Joseph S. Nye Jr

preferred outcomes in world politics because other countries want to follow it, admiring its values, emulating its example, and aspiring to its level of prosperity and openness. While many real-world situations involve all three types of power, and soft power alone is rarely sufficient, its presence can be

Joseph S. Nye Jr

preferred outcomes in world politics because other countries want to follow it, admiring its values, emulating its example, and aspiring to its level of prosperity and openness. While many real-world situations involve all three types of power, and soft power alone is rarely sufficient, its presence can be

Andrey Makarychev

foreign countries. Very often these appeals can be approached through the concept of soft power that represents an alternative to the realist and territorially-determined ways of thinking about international relations, including their geopolitical component. The idea of soft power itself stems from a

Nationalisms and Soft Power Games (民族主义, 软实力的博弈)

Chinese Language Programs in Thailand (跌宕起伏的泰国中文教育)

Jiemin Bao (包洁敏)

governments play “soft power” games and develop distinctive strategies for reviving Chinese-language education in Thailand. Below is a discussion of the formation of modern Chinese schools in Southeast Asia which may shed some light on Chinese-language education in Siam/Thailand. Chinese Schools in

Yanling Yang

1 Introduction: Beyond the Anglophone World The Chinese government has doubled its budget for projecting soft power during Xi Jinping’s presidency, from US$4.75 billion in 2011 to $9.5 billion in 2018. 1 In contrast, US President Donald Trump’s administration has announced a 29 per cent cut in the

Korea’s Soft Power as an Alternative Approach to Africa in Development Cooperation

Beyond Economic Interest-led Perspectives of Korea-Africa Relations?

Kyu-Deug Hwang

factors for reinforcing Korea’s aid to Africa. Although Korea recognizes the limits of searching for ways of furthering its ‘resource diplomacy’ based primarily on economic pragmatism, the Korean government has strived to utilize aid as a tool for soft power. Hence, Korea’s perspective is to play a bigger

Nur Uysal, Jared Schroeder and Maureen Taylor

democracy. The narrative also focuses on Turkey’s new multilateral and soft-power-oriented foreign policy in the Middle East ( Kirisci 2009 ; Oğuzlu 2010). The idea of soft power has recently emerged in international relations literature ( Nye 2004 , 2008). Accordingly, the resources that produce soft power

Jonathan Sullivan and Don S. Lee

communications, but these efforts are significant nonetheless. ‘Soft power’, the ability to secure support for preferred outcomes based on attraction rather than coercion, is predicated on generating attention ( Nye, 2004 ): Attractive properties must be known and acknowledged as such to have an effect. This

YANG Rui

Since the late 1980s, there has been a resurgence of regionalism in world politics. Prospects for new alliances are opened up often on a regional basis. In East and Southeast Asia, regionalization is becoming evident in higher education, with both awareness and signs of a rising ASEAN+3 higher education community. The quest for regional influence in Southeast Asia, however, has not been immune from controversies. One fact has been China’s growing soft power. As a systematically planned soft power policy, China is projecting soft power actively through higher education in the region. Yet, China-ASEAN relations in higher education have been little documented. Unlike the mainstay of the practices of internationalization in higher education that focuses overwhelmingly on educational exchange and collaboration with affluent Western countries, China’s interactions with ASEAN member countries in higher education are fulfilled by “quiet achievers,” mainly seen at the regional institutions in relatively less developed provinces such as Guangxi and Yunnan. This article selects regional higher education institutions in China’s much disadvantaged provinces to depict a different picture to argue that regionalization could contribute substantially to internationalization, if a variety of factors are combined properly.

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Rui Yang

1 Introduction The term of soft power was first forged by the Harvard University political scientist Joseph S. Nye (1990) , who borrowed what Peter Bachrach and Morton Baratz called the “second face of power” much earlier, in relation to a country’s power of attraction and persuasion as distinct