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Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite (Crises in World Politics)

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For more than 15 years, Ross was a British diplomat on the frontlines of numerous international crises, including the war in Afghanistan. Here he provides a compelling account of what's wrong with contemporary diplomacy and offers a bold new vision of how it might be put right.

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Through mainly personal anecdotes from his fifteen years as a British diplomat (which ended in resignation), Ross argues that the status quo in diplomacy is not democratic, but a conceit that only an accepted elite understand and may therefore influence international affairs. The author's tales shed light into the dealings of the EU, the UN, and other diplomacy bodies over issues including Kosovo and the first and second wars in Iraq. He runs a diplomacy firm for poor and underrepresented governments and groups. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801445576
Author:
Ross, Carne
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Photographer:
Forsyth, Turid
Author:
Zuchowski, Willow
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Diplomacy
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Crises in World Politics
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
243
Dimensions:
7.77x5.48x.84 in. .76 lbs.

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