DWA 284 Sports and Diplomacy in a Globalized World

A critical examination of the political and economic role that sports play in the globalized world - the diplomatic, political, and economic effects of the Olympics, the World Cup, other international sporting events, and the increased globalization of professional sports leagues across national boundaries. A look at case studies of ping-pong diplomacy, rugby reconciliation in South Africa, and soccer wars in Latin America, as well as an analysis of the impact of foreign players on national economies and societies, from American baseball players in Japan, to Russian ice hockey players in the U.S.

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4 units