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

ISBN-10: 1589012194

ISBN-13: 9781589012196

Edition: 2008

List price: $26.95
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The U.S. Foreign Service is sometimes derided, often underappreciated, occasionally praised, rarely examined, and almost never understood. And yet whether America's diplomacy succeeds or fails depends to a large extent on its foreign service professionals. Career Diplomacy 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 85 current and former foreign service officials, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service-how to get in, get around, and get ahead. The book concludes with a stirring chapter on tomorrow's diplomats and the future of the foreign service as an institution. Readers will benefit from several appendices, which include a Department of State organization chart, core precepts of the foreign service, and internet resources. Career Diplomacy reveals what America's professional diplomats do and how they do it. It is a rare, first-hand look in to the life and work of this country's professional diplomats, who advance and protect U.S. national security interests around the globe.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Institution
What Is the Foreign Service?
The Foreign Service Today
The Profession
Form and Content
Stabilization and Reconstruction in Iraq
Politics and Professionalism
The Career
Stability and Change
Foreign Service Functions-Five Tracks
Assignments and Promotions
The Future Foreign Service
Tomorrow's Diplomats
Department of State Organization Chart
Foreign Service Core Precepts
About the Authors
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