The Role of MiliTaRy as an insTRuMenT of sofT PoweR in PosT-waR sRi lanka

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2014, Vol 1, Issue 1

Abstract

Soft Power is a relatively new term that has emerged in international relations. Coined by Joseph S. Nye in the 1990s, it emphasizes on power embedded in culture and exerting influence through non-coercive forms. Soft power, however, defnes power predominantly in terms of power relations among states and gives little or no signifcance to power relations within a state. Furthermore, even though considerable literature has been written on the role of the military in inter-state relations, there is little research on the internal exercise of soft power through military means. Taking a step further, this paper seeks to analyze the internal soft power of the military in post-war Sri Lanka by opening a new window to look at the often criticized development interventions of the armed forces in the aftermath of the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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Apsara Karunaratne

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Apsara Karunaratne (2014). The Role of MiliTaRy as an insTRuMenT of sofT PoweR in PosT-waR sRi lanka. Social Affairs, 1(1), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31408