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Questions for theoretical approach: Talk about Joseph Nye what he says about soft power.Say what constructivism (in International Relations) is.Say why it is important when it comes to soft powerPut definitions for the three concepts (cultural diplomacy, soft power, nation branding)
Theoretical approach: I will be focusing in theoretical concepts, such as soft power, cultural diplomacy and nation branding.Constructivism is an ideal, theoretical, framework for me to use when it comes to these three concepts. Constructivism is better than other, more traditional approaches because it simply empowers IR theorists to use it to focus on explaining what happens in the society. Constructivism provides insights about how IR are constructed by social actors.^^That’s what I wrote and I need you to elaborate more. I will write a questions and want you to answer them.
Methodology:(In addition to a theoretical approach, you need to identify an appropriate methodology. Depending on the theory you choose, this will either be quantitative (using numbers and ‘hard’ data) or qualitative (not including numbers and using ‘softer’ forms of data like documents and testimony). Unless you’re trained in quantitative methods like regression and statistical analysis, you’ll likely be doing qualitative work.You’ll also need to decide whether your essay takes a positivist or postpositivist approach. Let your choice of theory guide you here: if you’re using a Neorealist framework to claim something ‘objective’ about, for example, how states act in conditions of anarchy, you’re offering a positivist analysis. If you’re using a critical theory which is more reflexivist in character and doesn’t believe in the possibility of such ‘objective’ claims because we’re part of the political world we study, you’re doing postpostivist scholarship.In addition, you need to decide what kinds of research activities you will do to examine your question. This may include: textual analysis, discourse analysis, archival research, interviews, focus groups, participant observation. Think about how you will collect and process your data – taking notes, making recordings, and so on.You should also make a note of the kinds of primary and secondary sources you will use: e.g. books, articles, news media of various kinds, online resources, reports, speeches, witness testimony, visual or oral materials, and so on.)