The Role of Cultural Power and Its Influence on Global Developments


  • Gholamreza Mortazavi
  • Jafar Rezakhani
  • Hamed Mohagheghnia



Communications, Global developments, Diplomacy, Foreign policy, Global policy, Culture, Cultural power, Soft power.


The study of the culture power in international politics is very complicated and difficult matter because it has been less explicitly used in the analyses and theorizing of cultural elements, hence the role of culture like political, security and economic factors, is not apparent in the theory of international relations. Many researchers have found that it is not possible to achieve the depth of the relations between nations only by relying on the pure political and economic factors. They prescribe to focus on cultural issues and special attention to the field of culture in order to achieve a realistic cognition of international relations. What doubles the importance of the issue, is the design of some new theories and new intellectual schools, and its effect on global politics. Including, the theory of the clash of civilizations, the dialogue of civilizations, cultural fluidity and postmodernist attitude towards the category of identity and culture, that each of them in some way recommends a particular action framework, according to its noetic framework. Hence, the fundamental question is that: What is the role of culture (soft power) in foreign policy and what impact does it have on global changes and developments trend? In response to this, the hypothesis is raised in such a way (trying to produce, procure and persuade values, attitudes, and trends and common attitudes lead to achieve cultural power and, as a result, facilitate the achievement of the national goals and interests of the countries, and promote the foreign policy of the countries and, on the other hand, the use of cultural power, creates a culture of resistance in the field of global politics.


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How to Cite

Mortazavi, G., Rezakhani, J., & Mohagheghnia, H. (2018). The Role of Cultural Power and Its Influence on Global Developments. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 7(1), 242-260.