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Strategic Narratives

Author : Alister Miskimmon
ISBN : 9781317975199
Genre : Political Science
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Communication is central to how we understand international affairs. Political leaders, diplomats, and citizens recognize that communication shapes global politics. This has only been amplified in a new media environment characterized by Internet access to information, social media, and the transformation of who can communicate and how. Soft power, public diplomacy 2.0, network power – scholars and policymakers are concerned with understanding what is happening. This book is the first to develop a systematic framework to understand how political actors seek to shape order through narrative projection in this new environment. To explain the changing world order – the rise of the BRICS, the dilemmas of climate change, poverty and terrorism, the intractability of conflict – the authors explore how actors form and project narratives and how third parties interpret and interact with these narratives. The concept of strategic narrative draws together the most salient of international relations concepts, including the links between power and ideas; international and domestic; and state and non-state actors. The book is anchored around four themes: order, actors, uncertainty, and contestation. Through these, Strategic Narratives shows both the possibilities and the limits of communication and power, and makes an important contribution to theorizing and studying empirically contemporary international relations. International Studies Association: International Communication Best Book Award
Category: Political Science

Strategic Narratives Public Opinion And War

Author : Beatrice De Graaf
ISBN : 9781317673286
Genre : Political Science
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This volume explores the way governments endeavoured to build and maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan, combining new insights on the effects of strategic narratives with an exhaustive series of case studies. In contemporary wars, with public opinion impacting heavily on outcomes, strategic narratives provide a grid for interpreting the why, what and how of the conflict. This book asks how public support for the deployment of military troops to Afghanistan was garnered, sustained or lost in thirteen contributing nations. Public attitudes in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe towards the use of military force were greatly shaped by the cohesiveness and content of the strategic narratives employed by national policy-makers. Assessing the ability of countries to craft a successful strategic narrative, the book addresses the following key areas: 1) how governments employ strategic narratives to gain public support; 2) how strategic narratives develop during the course of the conflict; 3) how these narratives are disseminated, framed and perceived through various media outlets; 4) how domestic audiences respond to strategic narratives; 5) how this interplay is conditioned by both events on the ground, in Afghanistan, and by structural elements of the domestic political systems. This book will be of much interest to students of international intervention, foreign policy, political communication, international security, strategic studies and IR in general.
Category: Political Science

Forging The World

Author : Alister Miskimmon
ISBN : 9780472037049
Genre : Political Science
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Showcases a range of empirical studies that highlight the potential, inclusivity, and durability of the strategic narrative approach to International Relations
Category: Political Science

Global Media And Strategic Narratives Of Contested Democracy

Author : Robert S. Hinck
ISBN : 9781000005288
Genre : Political Science
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In order to better understand how the world viewed the US 2016 presidential election, the issues that mattered around the world, and how nations made sense of how their media systems constructed presentations of the presidential election, Robert S. Hinck, Skye C. Cooley, and Randolph Kluver examine global news narratives during the campaign and immediately afterwards. Analyzing 1,578 news stories from 62 sources within three regional media ecologies in China, Russia, and the Middle East, Hinck, Cooley, and Kluver demonstrate how the US election was incorporated into narrative constructions of the global order. They establish that the narratives told about the US election through national and regional media provide insights into how foreign nations construct US democracy, and reflect local understandings regarding the issues, and impacts, of US policy towards those nations. Avoiding jargon-laden prose, Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy is as accessible as it is wide-ranging. Its empirical detail will expand readers’ understanding of soft power as narrative articulations of foreign nation’s policies, values, and beliefs within localized media systems. Communication/media studies students, as well as political scientists whose studies includes media and global politics, will welcome its publication.
Category: Political Science

Strategic Narrative

Author : Wendy Patterson
ISBN : 0739103709
Genre : Psychology
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The contributors to this exciting new collection, edited by Wendy Patterson, address the real and far-reaching affects of narrative in everyday life. Positing the power and intentionality of narrative in short its strategic uses the essays reveal how we use our ways of telling to reclaim, evaluate, and draw meaning from our experiences in an increasingly complex world. The contributors take up themes of narrative as resistance, the ethical dimension of narrative, the importance of narrative in the imaginary social worlds of children, the role of narrative in the construction of masculinity, the uses of narrative in therapy, and the significance of imaginary stories in personal narratives of traumatic experience. Strategic Narrative brings together diverse perspectives from a range of disciplines and takes the reader into compelling discussions of this often simplified and confoundingly theorized form of discourse."
Category: Psychology

Strategic Narratives

Author : Rhiannon Evans
ISBN : OCLC:1129768182
Genre : European Union countries
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Category: European Union countries

Strategy In Nato

Author : Liselotte Odgaard
ISBN : 9781137382054
Genre : Political Science
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This edited volume addresses the challenges and opportunities facing NATO post-2014, applying an original approach to strategy that will produce fresh insights into this hot topic within the international security community.
Category: Political Science

Outthink The Competition

Author : Kaihan Krippendorff
ISBN : 9781118163856
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Fast Company blogger and former McKinsey consultant profiles the next generation business strategists: the "Outthinkers" "Outthinkers" are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders with a new playbook. They see opportunities others ignore, challenge dogma others accept as truth, rally resources others cannot influence, and unleash new strategies that disrupt their markets. Outthink the Competition proves that business competition is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift and that during such revolutions, outthinkers beat traditionalists. Outthink the Competition presents stories of breakthrough companies like Apple, Google, Vistaprint, and Rosetta Stone whose stunning performances defy traditional explanation and will inspire readers to outthink the competition. Core concepts in the book include: Discover the Eight Dimensions of Disruption Learn to play by the Outthinker Playbook Develop the Five Habits of the Outthinker Implement the Outthinker Process It's time to buck tradition in order to stay ahead. Outthink the competition and uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight.
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Narratives

Author : Jan Adriaan Schlebusch
ISBN : 9403408006
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One Belt One Road One Story

Author : Alister Miskimmon
ISBN : 303053152X
Genre : Political Science
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This edited collection offers the first sustained exploration of the scope for a shared narrative to emerge between the EU and China. Forging a shared strategic narrative is hard. But if not achieved, then the EU and China will move towards different and competing horizons, find they understand breaking events through different lenses, and find the identification of common interests more and more difficult. This book is informed conceptually by a focus on power and communication on the one hand, and by the understanding that EU-China relations do not exist in a vacuum on the other. How the EU views China depends on China’s response to the USA’s Asia pivot, to China’s relations with African states, and indeed China’s own relationship with Russia. In this context, how can European and Chinese leaders turn One Road One Belt into a win-win situation when their relations to others will complicate matters and, in fact, other states may even seek to actively disrupt that EU-China relation?
Category: Political Science

Beyond Forecasting

Author : Wanda Orlikowski
ISBN : OCLC:1103592763
Genre : Business planning
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One of the great challenges for organizations in the current economy is making strategy under the uncertainties posed by turbulent environments, intensified competition, emerging technologies, shifting customer tastes and regulatory change. Executives often know they must break with the status quo, but there are few signposts indicating the best way forward. Executives have long been exhorted to conduct analyses of internal and external environments and construct scenarios of the future. However, seeing strategy in this way has some serious weaknesses. It assumes that accuracy can be achieved through rigorous analysis and conscientious efforts to overcome individual biases in perception. It also assumes that the process will be relatively frictionless and primarily analytical. But research has found that most forecasting efforts fail to attain the desired precision. To study how managers make strategy in conditions of considerable uncertainty, the authors took an in-depth look at five technology strategy projects inside the Advanced Technology Strategy Group at a communications technology company that was experiencing a period of high industry turbulence. The authors observed managers' struggles to forecast the future and discovered that managers could not imagine new futures for the company without rethinking the past and reconsidering present concerns. A new future could not shape strategic choices unless it was connected in a narrative that showed ho it relates to the past and the present. When managers settled on a particular narrative, they could make choices. Strategy making amid volatility thus involves constructing and reconstructing strategic narratives that reimagine the past and present in ways that allow the organization to explore multiple possible futures. In comparing strategy projects, the authors found that the more work managers do to create novel strategic narratives, the more likely they are to explore alternatives that break with the status quo. In other words, to get to an alternative future, you have to create a story about the past that connects to it Furthermore, the authors found that to gain traction within an organization, strategic narratives need to be seen as coherent, plausible and acceptable to most key stakeholders within the company.
Category: Business planning

The Nato Intervention In Libya

Author : Kjell Engelbrekt
ISBN : 9781134514038
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores ‘lessons learned’ from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO’s intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve as a model for action in other situations. There was an explicit UN Security Council mandate to use military force, a strong European commitment to protect Libyan civilians, Arab League political endorsement and American engagement in the critical, initial phase of the air campaign. Although the seven-month intervention stretched NATO’s ammunition stockpiles and political will almost to their respective breaking points, the definitive overthrow of the Gaddafi regime is universally regarded as a major accomplishment. With contributions from a range of key thinkers and analysts in the field, the book first explains the law and politics of the intervention, starting out with deliberations in NATO and at the UN Security Council, both noticeably influenced by the concept of a Responsibility to Protect (R2P). It then goes on to examine a wide set of military and auxiliary measures that governments and defence forces undertook in order to increasingly tilt the balance against the Gaddafi regime and to bring about an end to the conflict, as well as to the intervention proper, while striving to keep the number of NATO and civilian casualties to a minimum. This book will be of interest to students of strategic studies, history and war studies, and IR in general.
Category: Political Science

Organizations And Popular Culture

Author : Carl Rhodes
ISBN : 9781135751081
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin’s cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently as the primetime television hit The Simpsons, we see cultural products that engage reflexively in coming to terms with the meaning of work, technology and workplace relations. It is only since the late 1990s, however, that those who research management and organizations have come to collectively dwell on the relationship between organizations and popular culture – a relationship where the cultural meanings of work are articulated in popular culture, and where popular culture challenges taken for granted knowledge about the structure and practice work. Key to this development has been the journal Culture and Organization – a journal that has been centre stage in creating new vistas through which the ‘cultural studies of organization’ can be explored. This book brings together the journal’s best contributions which specifically address how popular culture represents, informs and potentially transforms organizational practice. Featuring contributors from the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, this exciting anthology provides a comprehensive review of research in organization and popular culture.
Category: Social Science

Free Expression Globalism And The New Strategic Communication

Author : Monroe E. Price
ISBN : 9781107072510
Genre : Political Science
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This book exposes the anxieties of loss of control and missed opportunities for freedom of expression resulting from changes in technologies and geopolitics.
Category: Political Science

Arts Therapy

Author : Line Kossolapow
ISBN : 3825871827
Genre : Design
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This book is intended to help fill the increasing demand for non-fiction books that focus on interventions with artistic-creative media in an attempt to gain social-scientific and educational-scientific insight. Experience and field research examples are in the foreground of this volume, which addresses practice governed by theory, and communicates the fundamentals of art and creativity. Educators, social workers, social educators, arts and creative therapists, music and exercise therapists, formative and occupational therapists as well as arts and museum educators, remedial and special educators should benefit from this volume. Line Kossolapow is affiliated with the University of Mnster.
Category: Design

Strategic Narrative A Framework For Accelerating Information

Author : Amy Zalman
ISBN : 1981876227
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All organizations tell stories about themselves, through public communications, company lore, policies and daily interactions, modeling expected behavior for both insiders and outsiders. But not all organizations shape their stories with strategic intention, so that when external conditions change, the story changes too, modeling new behaviors that lead the organization forward. Strategic Narrative: A Framework for Accelerating Innovation, provides practical guidance and a concrete process for leaders and organizations to generate new narratives in transforming conditions. Visually engaging, the book communicates with original illustrations, worksheets and explanatory graphics throughout.