The graph below shows the acceleration of the use of the term ‘soft power’ from 1990 to the present, using Google nGram. Rarely used prior to the 1990s, its usage took off after the publication of Harvard international relations theorist Jospeh Nye’s 1990 book Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. The term experiences a second take off after 2000, with the work of Nye again being influential, including his 2004 book Soft Power: The Means to Success
Below is a statement I prepared to farewell my friend and colleague of 14 years, Michael Keane, as he prepares to depart to Curtin university in WA. It can also be found on the Asian Creative Transformations site.
With this being the last issue of the Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad being produced out of QUT, it is appropriate to say something about the First Officer of the Flight Crew, Captain Michael Keane.
From his arrival, it was always clear that Michael
Emerging Internet Nations
William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, IIC Conference, 10 October 2013
Centre of gravity of Internet world has changes to Asia – now 45% of world Internet users (30% in 2002); North America now 15% of world Internet users (37% in 2002)
Most dramatic changes in the Internet are now social rather than technological
Report with World Economic Forum, The New Internet World (2011)
– convergence of values around freedom of expression, privacy etc. – users in newly adopting nations