15 Feb 2018

Soft Power Today: Measuring the Influences and Effects

The Institute for International Cultural Relations of the The University of Edinburgh together with the British Council have published a paper entitled "Soft Power Today: Measuring the Influences and Effects".

The report conceptualizes the outcomes of #softpower in international cultural relations.  Among the conclusions:

Soft power, a country’s ability to attract and persuade rather than coerce others, is hard to define conceptually and validate empirically. This report addresses these shortcomings. 

This report proposes a framework that measures the conditions under which a broad set of soft power influences translates into economic, political, and cultural benefits.

The report is available as a free download

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