What Is "Sharp Power"?

  title={What Is "Sharp Power"?},
  author={C. Walker},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={23 - 9}
  • C. Walker
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
  • Abstract:Today's authoritarian states—notably including China and Russia—are using "sharp power" to project their influence internationally, with the objectives of limiting free expression, spreading confusion, and distorting the political environment within democracies. Sharp power is an approach to international affairs that typically involves efforts at censorship or the use of manipulation to sap the integrity of independent institutions. This approach takes advantage of the asymmetry… CONTINUE READING
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