Of mechanisms and myths: conceptualising states’ “Soft Power” strategies through sports mega-events

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Of mechanisms and myths : conceptualising states’ “Soft Power” strategies through sports mega-events. / Grix, Jonathan; Brannagan, Paul.

In: Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 27, No. 2, 10.05.2016, p. 251-272.

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title = "Of mechanisms and myths: conceptualising states{\textquoteright} “Soft Power” strategies through sports mega-events",
abstract = "Joseph Nye{\textquoteright}s concept of “soft power” has become an increasingly used term to help explain why states—including so-called “emerging states”—are paying greater attention to acquiring various forms of cultural and political attraction. However, within mainstream International Relations, Political Science, and Sport Studies literature, a continuous debate remains as to what actually constitutes soft power, how national leaders go about acquiring it, and how forms of attraction convert into power outcomes in both the short- and long-term. This analysis endeavours to overcome these issues by offering an “ideal type” model that details states{\textquoteright} soft power strategies, the mechanisms they use, and the tangible future outcomes they gain.",
keywords = "sports mega-events , football world cup , soft power , sport diplomacy , Germany , Qatar",
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