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Sport and Diplomacy : Games within Games.

Author: J Simon Rofe
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book critically addresses the relationship between sport and diplomacy posing new questions of these two enduring features of global society. -- .

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Simon Rofe
ISBN: 1526131056 9781526131058
OCLC Number: 1057313893
Description: 288 pages
Contents: Introduction: Establishing the field of play - J. Simon Rofe Part I: Concepts and History 1. The governance of sport in deeply divided societies: Actors and institutions in Bosnia, Cyprus and Northern Ireland - Laurence Cooley 2. Can sport contribute to the mission success of military Peace Support Operations? - Alexander Cardenas and Sibylle Lang3. Diplomatic actors in the world of football (Soccer): Individuals, institutions, ideologies - Alan Tomlinson 4. Mega sports events as political tools: A case study of South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup - Suzanne DowsePart II: Public Diplomacy 5. Contesting independence: Colonial cultures of sport and diplomacy in Afghanistan, 1919-1949 - Maximillian Drephal6. Friendship is solidarity: The Chinese ping pong team visits Africa in 1962 - Amanda Shuman 7. Barnstorming Frenchmen: The impact of Paris Universite Club's U.S. tours and the individual in sports diplomacy - Lindsay Krasnoff 8. Football, diplomacy and Australia in the Asian century - David Rowe Part III: 'No Sport 'as Diplomacy 9. Boycott and Diplomacy: When the talking stops - Carol Gomez10. 'Chinese rings': The United States, the two Chinas and the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics - Rachel Vaughan11. Decentring US sports diplomacy: The 1980 Moscow boycott through contemporary Asian-African perspectives - Joe Eaton12. They used Americana, all painted and polished, to make the enormous impressions they did: Selling the Reagan Revolution through the 1984 Olympic Games - Umberto TulliConclusion: Post-match recovery and analysis - Aaron Beacom and J. Simon RofeIndex -- .

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'Sport and Diplomacy deepens insights into the interplay of the sporting world and world politics, making a convincing case for the efficacy of soft power. The global coverage highlights Asia, Read more...

 
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