«Charts Power» - International Ratings as an Economic Weapon and a Tool of Soft Power. Part II

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In the given article, the authors propose and operationalize the notion of “charts power” (or “index power”, “ratings power”) as a significant component of soft power of national states and international institutions. The authors prove that numerous comparative ratings of different countries that have become extremely popular in recent decades could be used as an economic weapon and an effective tool of influence. The article analyses the mechanisms of ratings power and emergence of “rating thinking”. The authors conclude about the importance of actual and potential threats to national security of the Russian Federation from charts power of the foreign states.

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V G Ivanov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Email: vestnikrudn@yandex.ru

The Department of Comparative Politics

M G Ivanova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: pravodogovor@yandex.ru

The Department of Correspondence Education Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Copyright (c) 2015 Иванов В.Г., Иванова М.Г.

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