Sport and diplomacy

Games within games

Edited by J. Simon Rofe

Sport and diplomacy
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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3107-2
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: August 2018
  • BIC Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, SPORTS & RECREATION / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, Society & social sciences / International relations, Society & social sciences / Diplomacy
  • Series: Key Studies in Diplomacy


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 Cárdenas and Sibylle Lang
3. 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 Dowse
Part II: Public Diplomacy
5. Contesting independence: Colonial cultures of sport and diplomacy in Afghanistan, 1919-1949 - Maximillian Drephal
6. Friendship is solidarity: The Chinese ping pong team visits Africa in 1962 - Amanda Shuman
7. Barnstorming Frenchmen: The impact of Paris Université 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 Gomez
10. 'Chinese rings': The United States, the two Chinas and the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics - Rachel Vaughan
11. Decentring US sports diplomacy: The 1980 Moscow boycott through contemporary Asian-African perspectives - Joe Eaton
12. They used Americana, all painted and polished, to make the enormous impressions they did: Selling the Reagan Revolution through the 1984 Olympic Games - Umberto Tulli
Conclusion: Post-match recovery and analysis - Aaron Beacom and J. Simon Rofe

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