Joseph S. Nye Jr.


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January 19, 1937

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Joseph Samuel Nye, Jr. is an American political scientist and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently holds the position of University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University where he has been a member of the faculty since 1964. He is also the co-founder, along with Robert Keohane, of the international relations theory neoliberalism, developed in their 1977 book Power and Interdependence. Together with Keohane, he developed the concepts of asymmetrical and complex interdependence. They also explored transnational relations and world politics in an edited volume in the 1970s. More recently, he pioneered the theory of soft power. His notion of "smart power" became popular with ...more

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More books by Joseph S. Nye Jr.…
“The world is neither unipolar, multipolar, nor chaotic—it is all three at the same time.”
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., The Future of Power

“What is soft power? It is the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country’s culture, political ideals, and policies.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics

“A moral vision must be balanced by the realist dimension of prudence to have a reasonable prospect of success.”
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era

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