New global developments are changing the structures and holders of power. With new technology and greater interconnectedness, states are losing power and non-state actors are gaining power. But what exactly does it mean to have power? Where does power come from? Maria Armoudian explores the concept of political power with Giulio M. Gallarotti, Joseph S. Nye Jr., and Erica Chenoweth.

Giulio M. Gallarotti is a Professor of Government at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He is the author of The Power Curse: Influence & Illusion in World and Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations: A Synthesis of Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism.

Joseph S. Nye Jr. is an Emeritus Professor in Political Science at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History and The Future of Power.

Erica Chenoweth is a Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of The Politics of Terror and Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.


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