Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK's Influence - First Report
Persuasion and Power in the Modern World

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 11 March 2014.


Terms of Reference


Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Radical changes to balances of power

Chapter 3: Responding to change: hard, soft and smart power

Chapter 4: The UK's soft power assets: their role and function

Chapter 5: The coordination and reinforcement of the UK's soft power

Chapter 6: Conclusion

Appendix 1: List of Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Glossary of terms and abbreviations

Evidence is published online at: and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence.

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

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