Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age
This book looks at how technology is changing power and diplomacy,
as it always has. The Digital Age will put many professions, ideas and states out of
business, and shift power away from governments.It will make it harder to marshall the
coalitions needed to confront growing global challenges,from migration to poverty to
terrorism. There will be winners and losers. How can diplomacy regain its mojo, and play
its part in helping citizens use the superpower at their disposal?
‘articulate, intelligent and immensely readable … Fletcher is an irrepressible optimist
and his enthusiasm is contagious. Britain is fortunate to have diplomats with his skills
New Statesman (10-16 June 2016)
‘Brilliant, funny polemic … a cracking read’
The Times (11 June 2016)
Tom Fletcher CMG is the former UK Ambassador to Lebanon and a Visiting Professor at New York University and the Diplomatic Academy. He campaigns for global education, the UK's creative industries, and the power of social media to create positive change.
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