Foreign Service Officer Test FSOT 2013 Edition

Foreign Service Officer Test  FSOT  2013 Edition Author Adar Review
ISBN-10 061581137X
Release 2013-07-22
Pages 250
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The 2013 Complete Study Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Test includes information about the test and Foreign Service, valuable test-taking strategies, practice questions and essay prompts. This book is current as of July 2013.

CliffsTestPrep Foreign Service Officer Exam

CliffsTestPrep Foreign Service Officer Exam Author American BookWorks Corporation
ISBN-10 9780764596469
Release 2005-10-14
Pages 304
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Your guide to passing the Foreign Service Officer Exam Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need—fast! Written by test prep specialists Introduction Review of how the exam is organized, along with answers to frequently asked questions Part I: Written Exam: The Job Knowledge Test Descriptions of the five general career track knowledge areas—management, consular, economic, political, and public diplomacy Question-and-answer subject review chapters for the eight job topic areas, along with mini-tests after each subject review A sample Job Knowledge test with complete answers and explanations Part II: Written Exam: The English Expression Test Grammar and usage review Two sample English Expression tests with complete answers and explanations Part III: Written Exam: The Biographic Information Questionnaire General information on this section of the exam, plus helpful sample questions Part IV: Written Exam: Written Essay Overview of the Written Essay portion of the exam, plus sample essay topics for practice Direction on how to effectively prewrite, outline, organize, edit, and revise your essay Part V: Oral Assessment Overview of the Oral Assessment portion of the exam and the categories in which you'll be assessed Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® An American BookWorks Corporation Project Contributors: Deborah Barrett, PhD; Elaine Bender, MA; Phillip Gay, PhD; Freddy Lee, PhD; Val Limburg, PhD; Tandy McConnell, PhD; Edward Miller, PhD; Deborah Grayson Riegel, MA; Sharon Saronson, MFA, MA; Brice Sloan, BA; Jonathan Weber, BA; Mark Weinfeld, MA

Inside a U S Embassy

Inside a U S  Embassy Author Shawn Dorman
ISBN-10 9781612344676
Release 2011
Pages 265
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All-new third edition of the essential guide to the Foreign Service

FSOT Study Guide Complete Guide to the Written Exam and Oral Assessment

FSOT Study Guide  Complete Guide to the Written Exam and Oral Assessment Author Adar Review
ISBN-10 1533412693
Release 2016-05-20
Pages 250
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Adar Review is the leading provider of FSOT preparation materials on Amazon. This newly-released (2016 Edition) book has 250 pages of content, providing a full review of the FSOT and FSOA process, including: (1) What to expect at the test? (2) How to prepare to succeed the first time (3) How to prepare for the Biographical Information section (4) How to prepare for the Biographical Questionnaire (5) How to prepare for each section of the FSOA, including the new sections added in 2014 The book ends with tow practice question sections and sample essay prompts. Please browse through the book on Amazon by clicking on "Look Inside". We trust that you will find this book very informative and useful. Some of the 34 Amazon reviews for our previous edition included: "This book [...]narrowed down my studying, foscusing on more important issues + countries." (2013) "This book has been such a great source of information, I have read it numerous times." (2014) "You should definitely read this book before deciding what other study materials to invest in." (2015) "Lots of helpful information about the test, and material to study. Great idea if you are interested in foreign service, or even government/foreign relations work!" (2016) "Don't buy any other guides--this one is enough" (2016) Adar Review wishes you success as you prepare for one of the most demanding and employment tests and exciting and rewarding careers.

Career Diplomacy

Career Diplomacy Author Harry W. Kopp
ISBN-10 9781626164703
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 296
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Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country’s national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks—consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy—through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They 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. New in the third edition: • A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands • An expanded analysis of hiring procedures• Commentary on challenging management issues in the Department of State, including the proliferation of political appointments in high-level positions and the difficulties of running an agency with employees in two personnel systems (Civil Service and Foreign Service) • A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

FSOT Flashcard Study System

FSOT Flashcard Study System Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 160971699X
Release 2010-08-01
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FSOT Flashcard Study System has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from FSOT Flashcard Study System also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full FSOT Flashcard Study System book for free.

FSOT Secrets Study Guide

FSOT Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 1609716981
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 136
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***Includes FSOT Practice Test Questions*** Want to get a great score on the Foreign Service Officer Test without weeks and months of endless studying? Then FSOT Secrets Study Guide is the resource you need. Our comprehensive FSOT study guide is compiled by our exam experts, who have researched every topic and concept that you need to know to do well on your FSOT exam. In addition, our original research shows you specific weaknesses of the FSOT that you can exploit to increase your exam score. FSOT Secrets includes: English Expression Test: Simplicity Is Bliss, Parallelism, Grammar Type, Punctuation, Tense, Added Phrases, Word Confusion, Commas, Hyphens, Semi-colons, Parentheses, Colons, Apostrophes World and US History: Geography, World History, US History, Government and Civics Math and Statistics: solving for Variables, Positive/Negative Numbers, Exponents, Decimal Exponents (Scientific Notation), Area, Volume and Surface Area, Percents, Word Problems, Simple Probability, Ratios, Graphs Economics/Communication/Computers: US Economic System, Money Management, Processing Information, Office Procedures, Office Management, Communications, Employability Skills and much more...

Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines

Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines Author George P. Shultz
ISBN-10 0226755991
Release 1998-06-20
Pages 241
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Drawing on their experience as government insiders, the authors of this book show how economic policy is shaped at the highest levels of government. They reveal the interconnections between economic, social and international policy, covering such issues as the advocacy system.

Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration Author Christian Joppke
ISBN-10 9780745658391
Release 2013-05-06
Pages 224
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This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. Instead of being nationally resilient or in “postnational” decline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship with diminished rights implications and increasingly universalistic identities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustained comparison of developments in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends in nationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to the welfare state; the decline of multiculturalism accompanied by the continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to “upgrade” citizenship in the post-2001 period. Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively and accessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students and scholars in sociology, political science, and immigration and citizenship studies.

Fsot Practice Questions

Fsot Practice Questions Author Fsot Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
ISBN-10 1621200477
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 87
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FSOT Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the FSOT test. Practice is an essential part of preparing for a test and improving a test taker's chance of success. The best way to practice taking a test is by going through lots of practice test questions. Taking lots of practice tests helps ensure that you are not surprised or disappointed on your test day. Our FSOT Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why our FSOT Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

Inside a U S Embassy

Inside a U S  Embassy Author Shawn Dorman
ISBN-10 0964948826
Release 2003
Pages 136
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Ever wonder exactly what the Foreign Service is and what goes on inside a U.S. Embassy? A U.S. embassy is home to a dynamic team of professionals committed to public service and the value of diplomacy. Inside a U.S. Embassy gives an up-close and person look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in East Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. A Foreign Service career offers the experience of living in diverse cultures and the challenge of making a difference in the world. Come along inside a U.S. embassy and learn how the Foreign Service works for America.

American Diplomats

American Diplomats Author William D. Morgan
ISBN-10 9780595329748
Release 2004
Pages 304
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What do the men and women of America's diplomatic corps do? William D. Morgan and Charles Stuart Kennedy, themselves career diplomats, culled over 1400 oral interviews with their Foreign Service peers to present forty excerpts covering events from the 1920s to the 1990s. Insiders recount what happens when a consul spies on Nazi Germany, Mao Tse-Tung drops by for a chat, the Cold War begins with the Berlin blockade, the Marshall Plan rescues Europe, Sukarno moves Indonesia into the communist camp, Khrushchev calls President Kennedy an SOB, and our ambassador is murdered in Kabul. "You are there" accounts deepen readers' understanding, as diplomatic and consular officers talk about the beginnings of Kremlinology, predicting a coup in Ecuador, Hemingway and the embassy in Havana, the secret formulation of the NATO treaty, Jerusalem after the British and the US recognition of Israel, fighting in the Congo over Katangan secession, dealing with an alcoholic foreign president, human rights work in Paraguay, the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, helping families of the Pan Am 103 victims, Greece and Turkey at odds over a tiny island, embassy roles in Riyadh and Tel Aviv during Desert Storm, and many more.

America s Other Army

America s Other Army Author Nicholas Kralev
ISBN-10 9780988819603
Release 2012-12-28
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America s Other Army has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from America s Other Army also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full America s Other Army book for free.

The End of the Euro

The End of the Euro Author Johan Van Overtveldt
ISBN-10 9781932841619
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 208
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Johan Van Overtveldt provides comprehensive documentation showing that the political dithering so apparent in the most recent euro crisis has in fact been the hallmark of the euro project from the start. --Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business From noted economic journalist Johan Van Overtveldt, an up-to-the-minute examination of the fate of the Euro. In a process that began with the Maastricht Treaty of 1991 and concluded on January 1, 1999, 11 Western European countries made the euro the European Union's single currency, and the European Central Bank (ECB) the EU's only policy-making central bank. Bringing together Germany, France, Italy, and other European countries into a monetary union with a single currency and a single monetary policy could only ever result in major imbalances between the member countries, thus threatening the EU itself. This was recognized from the start by many economists and other observers, and the political elite paid elaborate lip service to these warnings. However, no one really followed up on these risks in terms of actions and reforms. Instead, the politicians seemed to indicate, directly and indirectly, that if the EU showed unity, the conditions to turn itself into a well-functioning monetary union would simply come about automatically. Moreover, given the imperative to work together more closely, the monetary-union effort would strengthen the political union among the euro-countries. Thus, in spirit, the process of monetary union was often seen as a means to an end. With that reasoning, the political elite supervising monetary union turned a great idea--the creation of a unified currency for Europe--into a huge gamble. Implicit in their reasoning was the idea that Europe's leading politicians would always be able to come up with an adequate solution to any crisis that might occur. As the former Belgian prime minister and European Union leader Jean-Luc Dehaene repeated relentlessly: "The idea of a unified Europe grows and becomes reality through crises. We need crises to make progress." Dehaene and like-minded European politicians never seriously considered the possibility of an insoluble, catastrophic crisis that could potentially crash the entire EU effort. For ten years, from 1999 to 2008, it seemed that the politicians' claim was vindicated. Although there was little substantial progress toward real political union within the euro area, the euro and the euro countries in general prospered, despite a string of major shocks like the bursting of the dotcom bubble, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But things changed dramatically with the financial crisis of 2007-2008. In January 2009 Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley, wrote that "what started as the Subprime Crisis in 2007 and morphed in the Global Credit Crisis in 2008 has become the Euro Crisis in 2009." After its immediate impact, the crisis caused the financial and capital markets to worry about the so-called sovereign risks, i.e. countries running the risk of becoming insolvent. Although budget deficits in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom were much larger than the aggregate data for the euro area, markets started to home in on the risks posed by countries inside the European monetary union. Markets recognized that the enormous problem facing everyone in the union was the long-term working of the monetary union itself. Eichengreen's "Euro Crisis" is all about the sustainability of EMU and the single currency. By early 2009 the structural imbalances within the euro area and especially the untenable situations building up in Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Ireland were there for everybody to see. The first reaction of the political leadership was denial of any structural problem whatsoever. The second reaction was recognition of the crisis situation, but absolute denial of any link between that crisis and the workings of the monetary union. Eventually, a third phase set in: the search for external villains to blame. Those villains were found in the greed, speculation, and irresponsibility of the financial markets. As the French saying goes: "les excuses sont fait pour s'en server" ("excuses are made to take advantage of"). Fundamentally, however, the gigantic problems facing the EMU, and the euro as a currency, have little to do with either alleged criminal behavior in the financial markets or with the financial crisis of 2007-2009. The crisis of 2009-2010 was an accident waiting to happen. It could have happened earlier, or the clash could have been postponed for several more years; but given the the basic characteristics of the EMU-set-up, a major crisis was simply unavoidable. Untenable imbalances within the monetary union were enshrined in the different treaties, pacts, and political agreements that led to the creation of the euro in the first place, and guided its first ten years. That politicians never acted on this reality to make them the prime culprits of the long and highly painful death agony of the euro. The structure of this book is as follows: Chapter I gives an overview of the birth of the euro. Understanding this history is essential to understand the anomalies built into the project from the beginning. These anomalies form the subject of Chapter II, along with an analysis of how they led to the situation that turned Greece, Portugal, and Spain into euro-destroying economic disaster areas. Chapter III shows how this was not an unforeseeable situation, as Europe's history is filled with earlier failed attempts to build monetary unions. Chapter IV is focused on Germany, by far the most important country within EMU, and why the chances of Germany leaving the union are much higher than is generally assumed. The book concludes with an analysis of what lies in wait for the remains of the monetary union--and for a deeply divided and troubled continent in general. Either the EMU transforms itself fundamentally or it disintegrates, and the likeliest outcome is the latter.

Inside a U S Embassy

Inside a U S  Embassy Author Shawn Dorman
ISBN-10 9780964948846
Release 2011-04-11
Pages 282
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Who works in an embassy? What do diplomats actually do? Inside a U.S. Embassy offers an up-close and personal look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service, taking readers inside embassies and consulates in more than fifty countries, providing detailed descriptions of Foreign Service jobs and first-hand accounts of diplomacy in action. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in East Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. The book includes profiles of diplomats and specialists around the world serving in Foreign Service positions -- from the ambassador to the security officer, the consular officer to the IT specialist. Also included is a selection of day-in-the-life accounts from seventeen different countries, each describing an actual day on the job. The story section includes twenty-six tales from the field that give a sense of the extraordinary: the coups, the evacuations, the civil wars, the hardships and rewards of representing America to the world. Inside a U.S. Embassy was published by the American Foreign Service Association in 2003, and updated and revised in 2005. Over 70,000 copies have sold.

Immigrants and the Right to Stay

Immigrants and the Right to Stay Author Joseph H. Carens
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134524680
Release 2010
Pages 114
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Suggests that illegal immigrants should be offered a path to citizenship.

Racial and Ethnic Relations Census Update

Racial and Ethnic Relations  Census Update Author Joe R. Feagin
ISBN-10 9780205894017
Release 2011-11-21
Pages 528
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Examining the social, economic, and political realities to racial and ethnic relations Racial and Ethnic Relations, 9/e examines the “what”, “why”, and “how” of racial and ethnic oppression and conflict. Drawing on a broad array of sources, this text provides readers with access to important research and literature on racial and ethnic groups in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in certain other countries around the globe. It is designed for courses in Majority-Minority Relations, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity, and Multiculturalism in departments of Sociology and Ethnic Studies. The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course—simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs—to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MySocKit. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning—MySocKit delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Encourages students to critically evaluate racial inequality and conflict. Engage Students — A broad array of sources and new research help students delve into the sociology of inter-group relations. Explore Theory — Power-conflict approach. Support Instructors — MySocKit enables instructors to assess student progress and adapt course material to meet the specific needs of the class. Note: MySocKit does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocKit, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySocKit (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205172210 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205172214