Fringe Players And The Diplomatic Order

Author: Jozef Bátora
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137314699
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Fringe Players And The Diplomatic Order from the Author: Jozef Bátora. This book analyzes ways how three fringe players of the modern diplomatic order - the Holy See, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the EU – have been accommodated within that order, revealing that the modern diplomatic order is less state-centric than conventionally assumed and is instead better conceived of as a heteronomy.

Fringe Players And The Diplomatic Order

Author: Jozef Bátora
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349349166
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Fringe Players And The Diplomatic Order from the Author: Jozef Bátora. This book analyzes ways how three fringe players of the modern diplomatic order - the Holy See, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the EU – have been accommodated within that order, revealing that the modern diplomatic order is less state-centric than conventionally assumed and is instead better conceived of as a heteronomy.

Religion And Public Diplomacy

Author: P. Seib
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291125
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Religion And Public Diplomacy from the Author: P. Seib. This book addresses key issues of faith in an increasingly connected and religious world and provides a better understanding of the role religion plays in public diplomacy.

Gender And Diplomacy

Author: Jennifer A. Cassidy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351982982
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Gender And Diplomacy from the Author: Jennifer A. Cassidy. This volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and a global narrative of their current and historical role within it. The last century has seen the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) experience seismic shifts in their policies concerning the entry, role and agency of women within their institutional make-up. Despite these changes, and the promise that true gender equality offers to the diplomatic craft, the role of women in the diplomatic sphere continues to remain overlooked, and placed on the fringes of diplomatic scholarship. This volume brings together established scholars and experienced diplomatic practitioners in an attempt to unveil the story of women in diplomacy, in a context which is historical, theoretical and empirical. In line with feminist critical thought, the objective of this volume is to theorize and empirically demonstrate the understanding of diplomacy as a gendered practice and study. The aims of are three-fold: 1) expose and confront the gender of diplomacy; 2) shed light on the historical involvement of women in diplomatic practice in spite of systemic barriers and restrictions, with a focus on critical junctures of diplomatic institutional formation and the diplomatic entitlements which were created for women at these junctures; 3) examine the current state of women in diplomacy and evaluate the rate of progress towards a gender-even playing field on the basis thereof. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy studies, gender studies, foreign policy and international relations.

Waugh S Way

Author: Roland Perry
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1740511824
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Waugh S Way from the Author: Roland Perry. This is the story of how a battling fringe Test player reinvented himself as one of the greats in Australian cricket history by courage, skill and application. Steve Waugh was fast-tracked into the Test arena when Australia reached its lowest ebb in half a century. Not only was he under-prepared, he didn't find the atmosphere inviting. His captain, Allan Border, was frustrated in managing 'a bunch of losers', who were not as skilful or committed as the leader. But Border had faith in Waugh. He had a bit of 'mongrel' in him that was essential for sustained success at the top. Waugh absorbed the shock and humiliation at being beaten by most teams, including New Zealand, in the mid-to-late 1980s. He just maintained his place as an all-rounder, who was not quite a Test standard batsman or bowler. But there were bright spots, including a win in the 1988 World Cup, in which Waugh, bowling at the 'death' in matches, earned the sobriquet, 'the ice-man' for his bowling under pressure. In 1989, Steve Waugh came of age as a star Test batsman with dominant big innings against England during the 1989 Ashes. After that Waugh slumped and was dropped---to make way for his brother Mark. Yet Steve's experience in England demonstrated-most importantly to himself---that he had the ability at the highest level. After 18 months in the cricket wilderness he reclaimed his place and never lost it again. He designated himself a number six (later five) batsman who minimised risks and created big scores. Waugh overnight became a batsman who always worked within his self-imposed limitations, and who never ever sold his wicket cheaply. His batting average lifted from 37 for the first six years to more than 60 for the rest of his career. In 1995 his grit and application came off as he peaked with a fine series and magnificent double century against the West Indies. His efforts did most to secure the series and so take the 'World's Best Test Team' title away from the Caribbean side for the first time seventeen years. For the next four years, Australia, with Waugh and his brother Mark the most prolific batsmen, and Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne the most effective bowlers, remained at the top of World Cricket. Early in 1999, Waugh took over from Mark Taylor as Test captain. After a shaky start he maintained Australia at the top of Test cricket, led the country in a sensational World Cup campaign, and returned the biggest winning runs in history in both forms of the game. Roland Perry, biographer of Sir Donald Bradman (The Don) and Shane Warne (Bold Warnie) delivers a compelling narrative that has drama and pace. The book explores the character, warts and all, of the person with the most high profile job in Australian sport. This mass market edition has been updates to include all the drama from the summer of 2001-2002 and the triumphant Australian tour of South Africa, as well as the controversy surrounding the shocking announcement that Waugh wouls be dropped as both captain and player of the One-Day side.

Diplomatic Games

Author: Heather L. Dichter
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145651
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Diplomatic Games from the Author: Heather L. Dichter. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights organization, having dedicated itself to the fight for racial equality since 1909. While the group helped achieve substantial victories in the courtroom, the struggle for civil rights extended beyond gaining political support. It also required changing social attitudes. The NAACP thus worked to alter existing prejudices through the production of art that countered racist depictions of African Americans, focusing its efforts not only on changing the attitudes of the white middle class but also on encouraging racial pride and a sense of identity in the black community. Art for Equality explores an important and little-studied side of the NAACP's activism in the cultural realm. In openly supporting African American artists, writers, and musicians in their creative endeavors, the organization aimed to change the way the public viewed the black community. By overcoming stereotypes and the belief of the majority that African Americans were physically, intellectually, and morally inferior to whites, the NAACP believed it could begin to defeat racism. Illuminating important protests, from the fight against the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation to the production of anti-lynching art during the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful volume examines the successes and failures of the NAACP's cultural campaign from 1910 to the 1960s. Exploring the roles of gender and class in shaping the association's patronage of the arts, Art for Equality offers an in-depth analysis of the social and cultural climate during a time of radical change in America.

Ripped

Author: Greg Kot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416547312
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Ripped from the Author: Greg Kot. A Chicago Tribune music critic and cohost of Sound Opinions evaluates the role of the Internet in revolutionizing the music industry, offering insight into how the development of digital technology has changed the ways in which fans acquire music and how the industry has responded to copyright infringements. Reprint.

The Player Of Games

Author: Iain M. Banks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748110062
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The Player Of Games from the Author: Iain M. Banks. The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game . . . a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

The Fringes Of Power

Author: John Colville
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781842126264
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The Fringes Of Power from the Author: John Colville. At the outset of the Second World War, John Colville, a young diplomat, was seconded from the foreign office to Number 10 Downing Street. For nine of the next sixteen years, he served three prime ministers - briefly Neville Chamberlain and Clement Attlee - but for much of that time as Private Secretary to Winston Churchill. During those momentous years Colville kept a diary, though this was forbidden by wartime regulations, locking it nightly into his desk at Number 10. Colville seldom left Churchill's side and the insights and observations he records paint an invaluable portrait of the nation's most famous leader both in times of war and peace. Transcribed and edited by Colville before his death, this new edition includes new material, both from the war period and from the time when he was private secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth when she became engaged and then married Prince Philip.