Essays about: "soft power"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 142 essays containing the words soft power.

  1. 1. A BALANCING ACT? A study on Sweden’s ambivalence in responding to pressure from the Chinese embassy

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Karin Ek Thorbjörnsson; [2020-07-03]
    Keywords : Swedish press; sharp power; authoritarianism;

    Abstract : Ever since Sweden was the first Western democracy to officially recognise the People’s Republic of China shortly after its establishment in 1949, the two states have enjoyed decades of successful and beneficial bilateral cooperation. However, the literature states that maintaining bilateral cooperation with a growing authoritarian great power has generated an ambivalence from Sweden on sensitive issues regarding China, in order to not jeopardize domestic economic interests. READ MORE

  2. 2. Support of SME´s in their Digital Transformation Journey : A study of the effectiveness of the SSM and EAM frameworks supporting family-owned manufacturing SME's taking on the digital transformation challenges.

    University essay from Jönköping University/JTH, Datateknik och informatik

    Author : Mohsen Ebrahimi; [2020]
    Keywords : Digital Transformation; Soft Systems Methodology; Enterprise Architecture Management; Family-owned manufacturing SMEs;

    Abstract : Digital Transformation (DT) opens up to new opportunities for companies by providing organizational flexibility and improving their business models. Due to lack of resources in form of financial power and qualified employees, family-owned manufacturing companies have a hard time reaching DT. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Rise of Russian Soft Power : A media frame analysis of the Russia-based channel RT

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Alexander Hedlund Kancans; [2020]
    Keywords : Soft power; Russian-Ukrainian relations; Crimea; Russia Today RT ; Content analysis; Media frame analysis;

    Abstract : In the information age, media has come to be recognized as a credible mean and foreign policy tool to pursue soft power. Authoritarian states like Russia are competing in the realm of ideas through state-funded news outlets such as Russia Today (RT). READ MORE

  4. 4. The Church-State Symphonia Resounding Through Third Rome : The Strive for Transnational Religious Identity and Unity

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

    Author : Zoran Zivkovic; [2020]
    Keywords : identity; religion; spirituality; Orthodoxy; Russian Orthodox Church; Russia; Soft power; Ukraine and Belarus;

    Abstract : The Soviet Union population was unified under the shared belief of being a part of a common goal for proletarianism, in disregard of religion. These sentiments were prevalent up until the union’s dissolution. Something which created an identity void, reinvigorating the need for spirituality. READ MORE

  5. 5. What can cooperation in the Black Sea Region teach us about Securitization Theory

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alex Tanchev; [2019-09-26]
    Keywords : securitization; collective action; realism; Turkey; NATO; Russia; European Union; international cooperation; low-trust system; Black Sea Region; Eurasianism; Neo-Osmanism; soft power;

    Abstract : As a relatively new theoretical framework, Securitization Theory has been criticized for its descriptive, rather than explanatory, nature, lack of unified methodology and its limited transferability. By using the Black Sea Region as an empirical example, I offer a new perspective on the merits of Securitization Theory–namely that it should be seen as a step towards an integrated multidisciplinary approach that allows for a dialogue between different theoretical schools. READ MORE