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Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates their Persons of the Year. The United Nations tapped Angelina Jolie as a goodwill ambassador. Bob Geldof organized the Live8 concert to push the G8 leaders' summit on AIDS and debt relief. What has come to be called celebrity diplomacy attracts wide media attention, significant money, and top official access around the world. But is this phenomenon just the latest fad? Are celebrities dabbling in an arena that is out of their depth, or are they bringing justified notice to important problems that might otherwise languish on the crowded international diplomatic scene? This book is the first to examine celebrity diplomacy as a serious global project with important implications, both positive and negative. Intended for readers who might not normally read about celebrities, it will also attract audiences often turned off by international affairs. Celebrities bring optimism and buzz to issues that seem deep and gloomy. Even if their lofty goals remain elusive, when celebrities speak, other actors in the global system listen.Read a review of Celebrity Diplomacy at: http: //www.embassymag.caRead another review of Celebrity Diplomacy at: http: // has a segment on celebrities engaged in diplomatic and charitable missions that features Andrew Cooper and Celebrity Diplomacy. Read the story here: http: // Watch an interview with Andrew Cooper at: http: //

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Cooper (political science, U. of Waterloo) notes that causes have come to expect the support of celebrities, whether those causes be world hunger or internal war or the celebrities be Audrey Hepburn or Bono. Giving full due to the efforts of Bob Geldof, the Davos culture and even the work of Bollywood celebrities, he warns that the issues can easily be beyond the celebrities' depth and the practice may lead to oversimplification. Further, the publicity sometimes works to increase sensitivity to the issue, although rarely is the issue actually resolved. He cites specifics such as concerts and campaigns but also warns against allying long-term needs with the episodic careers of celebrities. The collection of photographs is fascinating. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Cooper, Andrew Fenton
Paradigm Publishers
Frechette, Louise
Cooper, Andrew F.
International Relations - Diplomacy
Diplomacy - Social aspects
Politics - General
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International Studies Intensives
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9.26x7.19x.60 in. 1.97 lbs.

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