Celebrity Diplomacy

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Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo

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About the Author:
Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo

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“A new type of transnational activist has emerged, both co-operating and competing with established diplomatic practitioners. Movie stars, musicians, and CEOs have grabbed new roles on the world stage, simultaneously levering their access to world leaders and mass audiences. The global system is increasingly open to and challenged by their participation in a manner that very few would have anticipated. Blending an appreciation of both complex forms of diplomacy and the exciting but unpredictable dynamics of popular culture, Andrew F. Cooper brings focus to this significant, yet under-analyzed, area of international relations.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594514791
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: International Studies Intensives
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. He has authored and edited many books published internationally as well as in the U.S. and Canada.

Mme. Louise Frechette is the former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Mme. Louise Frechette     vi
Preface and Acknowledgments     viii
Celebrity Diplomacy: Who Does It, How, and Why?     1
Star Power and the United Nations: From Audrey Hepburn to Angelina Jolie     15
The Bonoization of Diplomacy?     36
Bob Geldof: The Antidiplomat     52
Davos: Mixing Glamorous Buzz with Material Bite     70
(Uneasily) Moving Celebrity Diplomacy beyond the Anglo-Sphere     91
Conclusion: The Contentious Future of Celebrity Diplomacy     113
Notes     129
List of Acronyms     146
Index     147
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