Joseph S. Nye, Jr

Joseph S. Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, is one of the world's pre-eminent scholars of American foreign policy and international relations. His ground-breaking work on power – in particular his theories of 'soft power' and 'smart power' in the global order – has profoundly shaped our understanding of the modern world.┬áIn his Polity book, Is the American Century Over?, Nye draws on more than two decades of his thinking to make a compelling and thoughtful case for America's continued primacy on the world stage.