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Old Links and New Ties: Power and Persuasion in an Age of Networks [Paperback]

David Howell

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS PART ONE - Britain in a New Landscape Introduction Prospects for an Island in the Digital Age The purposes of this book described. Britain's Re-positioning Chapter 1: Riding Two Horses False Choices and How to Stay in the Circus Chapter 2: The Sixth Phase Power Passes to the Network Chapter 3: The View from the Watchtower and the Last Day A Pathway through the Mist Chapter 4. Old Links and New Ties The Commonwealth and connectivity. The new model PART TWO - Lifting the Barriers Chapter 5: The Age of Delusions The Myths ,Misconceptions and Muddled Thoughts holding Britain back Chapter 6: Europe 1: How Tomorrow Never Came Britain's global role abandoned in 1972; how the retreat into Europe occurred Chapter 7: Europe 2: The Party of January Twenty Three. Europe Re-united and Reformed: the New Agenda Chapter 8: The Onward March of Folly Resetting Trans-Atlantic relations . Partnership, not leadership Chapter 9: The Economists' Handicap How misguided economic theories trap us and block Britain's progress Chapter 10: The Energy Imbroglio The unnecessary energy crisis amidst energy plenty PART THREE - Power and Persuasion Chapter 11: The Instruments of Soft Power Influence and persuasion in the Digital and Real worlds Chapter 12 : The Face of the Future The Commonwealth's Dual Network; The Virtual and Real Worlds Combined Chapter 13. Drifting No More Conclusions , Gateways and a Role Recovered . Epilogue. Heroes, Destinies and the Coming Freedom ---------------------------------------------------------- Annex A. A Departure Note in Advance A note on leaving the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - putting the 'C' back into FCO Annex B. New Tasks and Tones for the Exercise of Authority Some thoughts on retaining power and legitimacy in the new era. Annex C The EU's climate and energy policy Holding Britain back; a note on the EU's misguided and growth-strangling measures

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