Career Diplomacy Life and Work in the U. S. Foreign Service

ISBN-10: 1589017404
ISBN-13: 9781589017405
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Career Diplomacy -- now in its second edition -- is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 3/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Career Diplomacy -- now in its second edition -- is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service -- how the service works on paper, and in practice.The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID's budget and mission with those of the Department of State.

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Institution
What is the Foreign Service?
History
The Foreign Service Today
The Profession
Form and Content
The Foreign Service at War
Politics and Professionalism
The Career
Stability and Change
Foreign Service Functions-Five Tracks
Assignments and Promotions
The Future Foreign Service
Tomorrow's Diplomats
Appendices
Department of State Organization Chart
Foreign Service Core Precepts
Interviews
Websites and Blogs
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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