New PDF release: Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International

By Heather L. Dichter,Andrew L. Johns,Evelyn Mertin,Jenifer Parks,Aviston D. Downes,Cesar R. Torres,Pascal Charitas,Antonio Sotomayor,John Soares,Kevin B. Witherspoon,Nicholas E. Sarantakes,Wanda Ellen Wakefield,Fan Hong,Lu Zhouxiang,Scott Laderman,Thomas W.

International sporting activities, together with the Olympic video games and the FIFA global Cup, have skilled profound progress in recognition and value because the mid-twentieth century. activities usually facilitate international relations, revealing universal pursuits throughout borders and uniting teams of people that are differently divided by way of historical past, ethnicity, or politics. in lots of nations, well known athletes became diplomatic envoys. recreation is an area within which overseas clash and compromise locate expression, but the effect of activities on international family has now not been broadly studied through scholars.

In Diplomatic Games, a workforce of overseas students examines how the nexus of activity and international kinfolk has pushed political and cultural switch given that 1945, demonstrating how governments have used athletic pageant to keep up and develop alliances, advertise guidelines, and bring up nationwide status. The individuals examine subject matters akin to China's use of activities to oppose Western imperialism, the ways that activities helped deliver an finish to apartheid in South Africa, and the impression of the USA' 1980 Olympic boycott on U.S.-Soviet relatives. Bringing jointly cutting edge scholarship from world wide, this groundbreaking assortment makes a compelling case for using recreation as a lens by which to view overseas relations.

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Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945 (Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy and Peace) by Heather L. Dichter,Andrew L. Johns,Evelyn Mertin,Jenifer Parks,Aviston D. Downes,Cesar R. Torres,Pascal Charitas,Antonio Sotomayor,John Soares,Kevin B. Witherspoon,Nicholas E. Sarantakes,Wanda Ellen Wakefield,Fan Hong,Lu Zhouxiang,Scott Laderman,Thomas W.


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