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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Nye Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Power evolves.

In the 16th century, control of colonies and gold bullion gave Spain the edge; 17th-century Netherlands profited from trade and finance; 18th-century France gained from its larger population, while 19th-century British power rested on its primacy in the Industrial Revolution and its navy. In the era of Kennedy and Khrushchev, power resources were measured in terms of nuclear missiles, industrial capacity, and numbers of men under arms and tanks lined up ready to cross the plains of Eastern Europe. But the global information age of the 21st century is quickly rendering these traditional markers of power obsolete, remapping power relationships.

In The Future of Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., a longtime analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government, delivers a new power narrative that considers the shifts, innovations, bold technologies, and new relationships that will define the 21st century. He shows how power resources are adapting to the digital age and how smart power strategies must include more than a country's military strength. Information once reserved for the government is ow available for mass consumption. The Internet has literally put power at the fingertips of nonstate agents, allowing them to launch cyberattacks on governments from their homes and creating a security threat that is felt worldwide. But the cyberage has also created a new power frontier among states, ripe with opportunity for developing countries. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, America had about a quarter of the world's product but only 5 percent of its population. It was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources. Today, China, Brazil, India, and others are increasing their share of world power resources, but remain unlikely to surpass America as the most powerful nation if the United States adopts new strategies designed for a global information ... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 12/10/2013

    " Well-written, but not an easy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 10/6/2013

    " A fascinating book, full of suggestions for how the next century could go. I'll definitely keep this book in mind when I think about geopolitics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Max Mindock | 8/23/2013

    " Ehh, ok book. Very political sciencey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Harriss | 8/16/2013

    " This book is quite heavy work but is a good introduction to the thinking of US strategic foreign policy thinking. Once you cut through the complexity, the level of clarity is surprisingly high. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cris | 3/10/2013

    " If can't be more clear that this, the debates, the answers and the pending issues regarding the controversial Hard, Soft and Smart powers. As netizens would say, Haters gonna hate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warren | 2/11/2013

    " Nye's perspective on power as discussed in this book is really interesting and gave me a fresh perspective on power and its role in IR "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 1/5/2012

    " Interesting read, but a lot of the information is same information presented in more relevant and well-written books. A bit outdated but still relevant, there are just other books out there with very similar information that do not read like a text-book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yang | 9/27/2011

    " A good review on what dr nye proposed in soft power and hard power. And how to utilize it fully to serve the best us's interest. Nothing fundamental new and the idea of smart power is more retoric than substance. Many arguments have been shown in his previous articles and interview. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 8/12/2011

    " Scrambling, predictable, dry. Mearshimer's 'The Tragedy of Great Power Politics' is a much better theoretical framework for extrapolating international relations over the next century, even if it indulges itself less often in specific scenarios. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/19/2011

    " Kevin Calderwood brought me here. :) "

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About the Narrator

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.