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    I'm stuck with an essay question as to where to start - any suggestions?

    "Is soft power a challenge or a succession of the theory of hegemonic stability? Critically evaluate with examples."

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    You're obviously going to have to figure out whether you think soft power is a challenge to or succession of the theory of hegemonic stability.

    A good first step, and something you should do in your essay, is to define the two terms.

    Here's a brief outline of hegemonic stability theory I found online. I'll use that definition - all though you may have a better one.

    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/pol116/hegemony.htm

    hegemonic stability theory - The stability of the International System requires a single dominant state to articulate and enforce the rules of interaction among the most important members of the system.

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    Power is the ability to influence the behavior of other actors to affect desired outcomes. Traditional definitions of power in international affairs center around strength - military, economic, industrial, etc.

    Soft Power, however, includes not only govt policy, but also the ...

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    The solution was written to help the student tackle a topic in International relations, specifically hegemonic stability and Soft Power (please see original problem/long description). The solution offers advice and important points to ponder as well as provides the necessary links to help the student expand the ideas presented.

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