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Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Simon Rofe


The purpose of this book is to critically enhance the appreciation of Diplomacy and Sport in global affairs from the perspective of practitioners and scholars. The book will make an important new contribution to at least two distinct fields: Diplomacy and Sport, as well as to those concerned with History, Politics, Sociology, and International Relations. The critical analysis the book provides explores the linkages across these fields, particularly in relation to Soft Power and Public Diplomacy, and is supported by a wide range of sources and methodologies. The book draws in a range of scholar ... More

Keywords: Sport, Diplomacy, Olympic Games, Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, World Cup, Mega Sport Events, Global Diplomacy, Transnational History, Non-State Actors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526131058
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Rofe, editor
Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), at SOAS University of London

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Part I Concepts and history

Part II Public diplomacy

Part III ‘No sport’ as diplomacy

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