Advisor

Bernard V. Burke

Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (215 p.)

Subjects

Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868-1941), Ambassadors -- United States, Ambassadors -- Germany

DOI

10.15760/etd.2926

Abstract

This thesis explores a continuous problem facing those who conduct American diplomatic affairs: the appointment of amateurs, with no previous experience in diplomacy, as ambassadors representing the United States abroad. This study contends that the noncareer, nonprofessional appointment is neither necessarily a bad thing nor should it be considered undesirable, given the American system of conducting its foreign affairs. On the contrary this thesis argues that the amateur ambassador can effectively serve to enhance the needs of American foreign policy without having the same professional training.accorded to the career foreign service officer.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17490

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