What is Soft Power and how can it be generated? APCSS professor Dr. Alexander Vuving writes about it in a paper now available on the APCSS website at https://dkiapcss.edu/Publications/Vuving%20How%20soft%20power%20works%20APSA%202009.doc

“How Soft Power Works” explores what constitutes soft power and what underlying conditions generate it. In addition, Vuving surveys major policy tools and how these tools facilitate and produce soft power.

This paper was presented at a panel on “Soft Power and Smart Power” at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting held September 3 in Toronto.


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