Science Diplomacy

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dc.contributor.author Al Abbas, Mohammad
dc.date.accessioned 2023-10-24T08:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2023-10-24T08:15:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2023 en_US
dc.date.issued 2023-04-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/15131
dc.description.abstract Science diplomacy has emerged as a new tool for international diplomacy, providing a platform for cooperation between states where traditional diplomacy has failed. However, the use of science in diplomatic efforts raises concerns about the objectivity of science. Using a mixed-method methodology, this study examined the impact of political rhetoric on scholarly collaboration between the US and China from 2008 to 2022. The thesis finds a strong correlation between negative political rhetoric and the current state of deteriorating scholarly collaboration between the US and China. It contends that the largely government-funded and overseen US-China scientific agenda has long been subject to political influence, but the Trump era's rhetoric has solidified anti-Chinese science, both in terms of sentiment and proposed legislation. This thesis concludes that despite the benefits of science diplomacy during times of international crises, such as COVID-19, it remains subject to political influence and a tool for states to compete for their national interests on the global stage. Furthermore, this study highlights the need for further research on science diplomacy, including investigations into the relationships between global powers and the internal science diplomacy within regional entities, which can widen the scope of how scientific knowledge is produced and managed globally. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Science and state -- China en_US
dc.subject Science and state -- United States en_US
dc.subject Technology and state -- China en_US
dc.subject Technology and state -- United States en_US
dc.subject Science -- China -- International cooperation en_US
dc.subject Science -- United States -- International cooperation en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Science Diplomacy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle De-coupling US and Chinese Sciences en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201400892 en_US
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.commembers Abbas, Nadine
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xiii, 85 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords Science Diplomacy en_US
dc.keywords China en_US
dc.keywords United States en_US
dc.keywords Science and Technology Agreements en_US
dc.keywords Political rhetoric en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 75-85). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2023.616
dc.author.email mohammad.alabbas@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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