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Frame challenge: hard and soft power are largely outdated cold war era terms used for state actors and international diplomacy and has no real relevance today. I have never heard of internal politics being talked about in "hard" and "soft" power terms, it's just not a useful way to frame things. For example someone might argue the BDS (...


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No. I can see why one might think so, since Hard Power is often defined as using "military or economic means to influence/coerce an entity," but there are two other important elements to hard power: it must be a formal power, that is to say it must be codified in law somehow; and it must be a positive power - it must be an action taken. Economic ...


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