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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T09:26:12Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T09:26:12Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMasters, L. (2016). South Africa's two track approach to science diplomacy. Journal for Contemporary History, 41(1), 169-186.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3871
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150509/jch.v41i1.9
dc.description.abstractWhile debate continues around the usefulness of the concept of Science Diplomacy, in practice international scientific relations are already facilitating diplomatic engagement, and diplomatic relations are supporting international scientific engagement. This interaction takes place in the context of the current global knowledge structure where industrialised or developed states are the “producers” of knowledge, and developing states the “consumers”. With science, technology and innovation integral to addressing transnational challenges, this article considers the expanding body of literature, which is primarily from developed states, highlighting the shortfall in understanding the role of developing states in science diplomacy. The article then considers developments in South Africa’s science diplomacy, arguing that Pretoria demonstrates a two-track approach; one that reflects the state’s pursuit of international recognition as a “producer” and exporter of knowledge at the centre of the global knowledge structure; and the second, where a shortfall in capacity and resources has increasingly seen the state as a “consumer” or importer of knowledge in meeting domestic priorities.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectDiplomacyen_ZA
dc.subjectGlobal knowledge structureen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectForeign policyen_ZA
dc.subjectScienceen_ZA
dc.subjectTechnology and innovationen_ZA
dc.titleSouth Africa's two track approach to science diplomacyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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