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Author Arquilla, John, author.

Title The emergence of noopolitik : toward an American information strategy / John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1999.
Publication Info. 1999


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 89 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Note "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-89).
Note Print version record.
Summary Strategy, at its best, knits together ends and means, no matter how various and disparate, into a cohesive pattern. In the case of a U.S. information strategy, this requires balancing the need to guard and secure access to many informational capabilities and resources, with the opportunity to achieve national aims by fostering as much openness as practicable. The authors' term to represent such strategic balancing is "guarded openness." They go on to describe "noopolitik" (nu-oh-poh-li-teek)--an emerging form of statecraft that emphasizes the importance of sharing ideas and values globally, principally through the exercise of persuasive "soft power" rather than traditional military "hard power." This study discusses the opportunities that may be raised by the emergence of noopolitik--ranging from construction of a noosphere (a globe-spanning realm of the mind) to recommendations that, for example, the U.S. military should begin to develop its own noosphere (among and between the services, as well as with U.S. allies). In the area of international cooperation, the authors offer strategic approaches for improving the capacity of state and nonstate actors to work together to address transnational problems. In addition, the authors recommend specific doctrinal developments, implied by the emergence of information strategy--including the pressing need to deal with such ethical concerns as the first use of information.
Weapons, concepts of proportional response, and the need to maintain the immunity of noncombatants. Ultimately, the authors call for an innovative turn of mind as policymakers and strategists rethink how best to adapt to the epochal transformations being wrought by the information revolution.
Subject International relations.
Information society.
Telematics -- Social aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Information policy -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Strategy.
Political science.
Diplomatic relations (OCoLC)fst01907412
Information policy. (OCoLC)fst00972596
Information society. (OCoLC)fst00972767
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Telematics -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01146217
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1989
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Ronfeldt, David F., author.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Added Title Noopolitik
Other Form: Print version: Arquilla, John. Emergence of noopolitik. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1999 0833026984 (DLC) 99010120 (OCoLC)40668050
ISBN 0585243484 (electronic bk.)
9780585243481 (electronic bk.)
9780833048271 (electronic bk.)
0833048279 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-1033-OSD
Standard No. AU@ 000051451791
DEBBG BV043071262
DEBSZ 422551333
GBVCP 1008647470
GBVCP 800648404

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