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As much as Hillary Clinton’s ‘smart power’ works to signalchange, it is not a game changer

Athanassiou, Cerelia (2015) As much as Hillary Clinton’s ‘smart power’ works to signalchange, it is not a game changer. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The former Secretary of State, and likely 2016 presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton has, along with the Obama administration, pushed the concept of ‘smart power’ – a convergence of hawkish ‘hard’ and a more internationalist ‘soft’ power in U.S. international relations. Cerelia Athanassiou argues that rather than truly signalling a departure from the pre- 2008 policies of George W. Bush, this move to ‘smart power’ is actually a rebranding of previous tactics which co-opts ‘soft power’ ideas of engagement to work alongside a still strong national security state.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 13:14
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 13:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61928

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