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Scorecard Diplomacy

Scorecard Diplomacy
Grading States to Influence their Reputation and Behavior

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  • Publication planned for: April 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316649138

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  • What can the international community do when countries would rather ignore a thorny problem? Scorecard Diplomacy shows that, despite lacking traditional force, public grades are potent symbols that can evoke countries' concerns about their reputations and motivate them to address the problem. The book develops an unconventional but careful argument about the growing phenomenon of such ratings and rankings. It supports this by examining the United States' foreign policy on human trafficking using a global survey of NGOs, case studies, thousands of diplomatic cables, media stories, 90 interviews worldwide, and other documents. All of this is gathered together in a format that walks the reader through the mechanisms of scorecard diplomacy, including an assessment of the outcomes. Scorecard Diplomacy speaks both to those keen to understand the pros and cons of US policy on human trafficking and to those interested in the central question of influence in international relations.

    • Presents the first in-depth book on US foreign policy on human trafficking
    • Examines a non-traditional tool of global governance
    • Broadens the concept of reputation beyond the traditional realm of threats and promises
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316649138
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory and Production:
    1. Introduction
    2. Scorecard diplomacy and reputation
    3. The case of human trafficking
    4. How third parties boost reputational concerns
    Part II. Effects:
    5. Micro-level evidence of reputational concerns
    6. From reputational concerns to effects on laws, practices and norms
    7. When does it work
    8. Country perspectives
    Conclusion. Reputation and policy
    Methods appendix
    Results appendix.

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    Scorecard Diplomacy

    Judith G. Kelley

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    Judith G. Kelley, Duke University, North Carolina
    Judith G. Kelley is the Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, North Carolina, as well as the Senior Associate Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy. A graduate of Stanford University, California and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts, at Duke University she writes on how the international community can promote democracy and human rights. Her last book, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Monitoring Works and Why it Often Fails (2012) won the Chadwick F. Alger Prize for best book about international organization and multilateralism.

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