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القوة الناعمة: وسيلة النجاح في السياسة الدولية

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هذا الكتاب إسهام مفهومي مهم وقاطع في فهم أعمق للسياسة العالمية وفي سياسة خارجية أكثر حكمة، يقدمه واحد من أبرز الباحثين في السياسة الدولية.

القوة الناعمة -كما يقول المؤلف- سلاح مؤثر يحقق الأهداف عن طريق الجاذبية بدلاً من الإرغام أو دفع الأموال، فرسالة ابن الرئيس الباكستاني مشرف إلى والده من بوسطن كانت -كما يقول المؤلف- مما ساعد في تغيير سياسة والده وتأييد أمريكا في حربها لأف
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published 2007 by العبيكان (first published 2004)
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Alberto Lucini
Soft Power, ya I get it. Good concept. You don't need to write a whole book about it though. A journal entry will do. ...more
e.
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poli
Many of the comments here question the necessity of dedicating a whole book on "soft power." I agree with this, Except that I think, this is not necessarily because soft power is a trivial issue -it most certainly is not.

Why then, so much discomfort expressed by so many readers? Firstly because, even if you are a really hard-boiled "realistissimo," the importance of soft power goes without mentioning. It is almost taken for granted, and Nye Jr, the IR genius as he is, commits one of the rather
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Aziz Qaissi
With the information revolution and the globalization of the economy, politics becomes in part a competition for attractivness, legitimacy, and credibility. The way to these is a smart wielding of a country's soft power. ...more
Kryštof Selucký
"Power is like weather. Everyone depends on it and talks about it, but few understand it." Well, Joseph Nye does. In this book he talks about soft power: one of the most important and influential concepts in international relations theory in the last decades. He describes it clearly and illustrates it widely.

Overall, this is the best book on soft power available, written by the author of the concept himself. The only inevitable hiccup might be the parts where he gives advice to American foreign
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ريما
Soft Power.

This is a very well researched book, but putting in mind that it is indeed outdated, the only thing about it that is truly beneficial is in regards to "Past Experiences", what happened before and how it can be avoided in the future.

Statistics & Polls were featured constantly which always good. People need to understand from where these views come from and how is it possible to approach them with Soft Power tools.

In terms of theory:

- Soft power is an "Attractive Power".
- It is somet
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Ali Hassan
Man has always been hungry for power. He wants to gain power by hook or crook. In his desire to seek more and more power, he uses a variety of tactics and tries to make other people do what he wants. Power is actually an ability to influence other peoples' behavior and compel them to do what you want without letting them know that you are the real driver of the vehicle of their lives. Power holder may be an individual or a group of individuals. It may also be a country in a broader sense if we l ...more
Jennifer
Nye's concept of "soft power" (often invoked and often incorrectly invoked) is an interesting addition to discussions of power and influence in international relations. It probably didn't need a book-length introduction, but Nye's writing style is clear and persuasive and, in a world in which leaders all too often choose hard power as their preferred response to international challenges or crises, the book is a welcome reminder that simply setting a good example and demonstrating success can go ...more
Joanna
Jan 10, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not really sure this concept requires a whole book... ...more
Eugene Kernes
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
Military and economic power have tangible assets and are part of hard power. In political parlance, hard power assets are discussed due to their measurability. With hard power, to get what one desires and the needed outcome requires a payments or coercion. Joseph Nye points out that culture, policies, and institutions are not measurable but certainly can help or diminish the ability to get the desired outcomes. These assets are part of soft power, which Nye explains in this book. At its core, so ...more
Brian
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The liberal position on power makes an interesting and oft-ignored case for understanding power. Power is measured, as Nye understands it, "by the changed behaviour of others". It ties together the neoliberal notion of society as a nexus of mutually interdepedent actors. To this extent I appreciate Nye's attempt at both conceding the importance of hard and latent power but also emphasizing the influence of an attractive power (where he says a politician must be simultaneously a Jeffersonian, a H ...more
Justin
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good overview of the concept of soft power, but as some other reviews have pointed out, it's maybe more verbose than it needs to be.

The concept of soft power is not a difficult one to grasp, and only a small portion of the book is dedicated to discussing the fundamental nature of this form of power. Instead, Nye lays out examples of times when soft power proved useful throughout the post-WWII, cold war, and post-9/11 eras. The examples focus mainly on American soft power, though exampl
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Luis Rodrigues Rocha
It’s a great book with a very well founded research behind. Joseph S.Nye explains his concept on a new dimensional source of power that has been so popular amongst the elite and their pretentious speeches. However, it is clear that several politicians were misusing this concept, and one must not assume soft power is just influence and persuasion of other countries.
According to the author, Soft power it's part of a three-dimensional chessboard where the political and diplomatic forces combine th
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Areej
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s the second time I read the book, last time was a couple of years back. This time I highlighted the parts I enjoyed the most. I still loved the book and enjoyed it very much.

I would’ve easily given this book 6 stars not only 5, only if it has been updated or adjusted to recent years. All information as useful and interesting is more than a decade old.

What was applicable and examples from back then, are not only different, but many important events and technological advances since the last u
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Jahanzaib Mengal
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was illuminating a new concept of thinking in international relations. The term 'soft power' has been first coined by Joseph S. Nyer in 1980s and has been used since by politicians, journalists and columnists.
The writer brings up the intention of writing the book to take out the misleading conception of the concept which many have misunderstood. He divides the book into five chapters where most of them focus on American soft power.
Most of the book covers the era of Iraq invasion and th
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Стефан Георгиев
I expected more from the author,given the fact that he is a professor and coined the phrase. The content of the book is very shallow, it's meant for the wider audience so as to give a short description of the phrase "soft power". If you are not interested in international geopolitics and just curious what soft power means I highly recommend you read the book. But if you are really into politics, history, geopolitics, I wouldn't recommend the book.
I like the fact that Joseph Nye is critical towar
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Diayla Rosa
The concept of soft power is very important in contemporary international relations and although the book may be rather redundant, as many have already stated, it is a quick read. In the end you are sure to have understood the term exactly as proposed by its inventor who does not only makes clear what soft-power is, but more importantly, all that it is not.
Mario
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Nye makes the case for why soft power (which Nye defines as a country's cultural products, its domestic character, and its foreign policies) is a useful tool for getting other nations voluntarily do what a country wants. I don't agree with every point Nye makes, but I do agree with his main point, that soft power is an underutilized and valuable tool in the foreign policy toolkit. ...more
Ricardo
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nowadays, under this wave of nationalism, this books is more necessary than ever before. It's incredible how we can appreciate Joseph Nye's views' validity in the way how politicians are erring doing exactly the opposite. ...more
Ali Mousavi
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
As an Iranian it had so much to me. Our government has many conflicts with the US and I can percept the idea of soft power so well. Islamic Republic is doing many of these policies around the region under cover. This book will give you a more clear vision over politics.
Nina
Could have been an article. The focus on the Iraq War feels a bit dated, but would love to see Nye do an updated version for the Trump administration. I imagine the book would just be filled with expletives and exclamation points.
Abdulrahman W.
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great book, Its one of the best and simple book with clear historical information, I really liked it and recommend it for everyone, It gave me a clear vision about what happened in the last 20-30 years in the world
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i was like, yeah this concept is important for my studies so i guess i'll read it... the idea of soft power is interesting but the book itself is ridiculously American and also very much a product of its time and it didn't age very well. i'm too tired for this
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Viktor
Oct 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This books goal is to explain the concept of soft power, and it does but it's still not much of a book. I liked some parts, but a lot of the book is kind of outdated as it focuses mainly on the current events at the books time of publication ...more
Ji
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! I wish it was a bit more detailed, but it illustrated the effect of soft power on the international stage. Interesting, although a bit hypothetical.
Muhammad Murad
It's silly that I read Soft Power in an era of sharp power. However, it was a good read. ...more
Muhemed Masika
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inside you is soft but yet you feel it's power ...more
Jason Knoll
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is fifteen years old, but the message is relevant more than ever, due to the negative impact of the Trump administration on US standing in the world.
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Liquidlasagna
If you do not have Hard Power to back up 'soft power'
you don't get very far with your objectives
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Dan
Nov 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book on "soft power" - the power states have to attract others via their political ideas, culture, etc. Makes a good case that in the modern world "soft power" (along with "hard power" - the power to coerce through military, bribes) is a key element to success of a nation. Many former and future foreign leaders were educated here and the book makes a good case that goodwill comes out of students from abroad coming here, learning/appreciating our culture/political ideals and then taking that ...more
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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 ...more

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