What is Power? – One Dimensional Use of force (usually military) by A to make B do something they would not do otherwise. Relationship between the use of power and the outcome. “Power grows from the barrel of a gun” – Mao Zedong A B Action (usually in favour of A) Force
What is Power? – Two Dimensional Power stems from those that control the knowledge. If we are not allowed to make a decision then we are powerless. Example: if America were to declare war against China, then Australia’s involvement would be expected due to ANZUS. A Decision B Action
What is Power? – Three Dimensional Attacks the observable aspects of power; we cannot always see power at work and there are many subtle ways to set the agenda. Status Quo – what is normal in that society. (i.e in Victorian England it is normal that all women cover their skin in public) Power encompasses things we cannot see – When a decision is made – Who decides how we make that decision (voting systems) – Who decides that we can make a decision on that issue (monarchy or republic debate) – What decisions we are not allowed to make (go to war)
Forms of power Military Economic Diplomatic Cultural ‘Soft’ power
Task Create a table in your workbook examining the uses of military, economic, diplomatic and cultural power and generate examples for each in recent times. Type of PowerExampleEffectiveness MilitaryLibyan Intervention EconomicNorth Korean Sanctions DiplomaticObama’s Middle East Peace Speech (Israel) Cultural
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