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The Resource American ambassadors : the past, present, and future of America's diplomats, Dennis C. Jett, (electronic book ;)

American ambassadors : the past, present, and future of America's diplomats, Dennis C. Jett, (electronic book ;)

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American ambassadors : the past, present, and future of America's diplomats
Title
American ambassadors
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of America's diplomats
Statement of responsibility
Dennis C. Jett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some of those named as American ambassadors are the product of both a time-honored tradition and a thinly veiled form of corruption. 'American Ambassadors' explains how a person becomes an ambassador, where they go, what they do and why, in today's ever more globalized world, they are more important than ever.
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UK-WkNB
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Jett, Dennis C
Dewey number
327.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ambassadors
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
There are two ways to become an ambassador: a lifetime of dedicated civil service in remote, often life-imperiling locales, or to be a wealthy political benefactor. One route provides grueling work that may never result in this heralded position in the American political landscape, serving some of the world's most challenged nations as they undergo radical change. The other route is considered a gift for financial aid after a successful election campaign. The way in which people become ambassadors of the United States is the result of time-honored traditions and, in some cases, the most thinly veiled form of corruption in American government. American Ambassadors explains where ambassadors come from, what they do, where they go and why they still matter. Former ambassador Dennis Jett offers an insider's look at the complex bureaucratic process that determines who becomes an ambassador and the different paths to the title that are taken by career diplomats and political appointees. Jett describes how an ambassador's effectiveness is measured and why at least four ambassadors in recent years have resigned because of poor performance. It demonstrates how the embassy to which as ambassador is sent can depend on a person's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and the size of their campaign contributions. And it makes the case for why, in today's ever more globalized world, their work is more important than ever
Label
American ambassadors : the past, present, and future of America's diplomats, Dennis C. Jett, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Contents
Contents Introduction 1. A Brief History of the Title 2. Who Gets to Be an Ambassador - The Traditional Route 3. The Nontraditional Route 4. The Last Steps - Clearance and Confirmation 5. What An Ambassador Does 6. Where Ambassadors Go 7. Why It Matters and How It Might Be Changed Acknowledgements Appendices Endnotes Index
Control code
9781137392763
Extent
300 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137392763
Other physical details
11 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
American ambassadors : the past, present, and future of America's diplomats, Dennis C. Jett, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Contents Introduction 1. A Brief History of the Title 2. Who Gets to Be an Ambassador - The Traditional Route 3. The Nontraditional Route 4. The Last Steps - Clearance and Confirmation 5. What An Ambassador Does 6. Where Ambassadors Go 7. Why It Matters and How It Might Be Changed Acknowledgements Appendices Endnotes Index
Control code
9781137392763
Extent
300 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137392763
Other physical details
11 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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