Science Diplomacy as a Form of Public Diplomacy in the Government Foreign Policy of Russian Federation
Introduction. The article presents the results of studying the problem of interaction between science and diplomacy, the analysis of scientiic diplomacy in domestic and foreign practice. The purpose of the article is to analyze scientiic diplomacy as a phenomenon within the framework of he state’s foreign policy and as a form of public diplomacy.
Methods. The methodological basis of the study was general scientiic methods, such as analysis, synthesis and generalization; empirical level methods: observation, comparison, grouping; special research methods.
Results and Discussion. The article sets forth the interpretation of the concept of scientiic diplomacy by various authors, reviewed its «classical» areas, conducted a retrospective analysis of scientiic diplomacy in Russia. The article highlights and describes the features characteristic of the domestic practice of using scientiic diplomacy at the present stage of development. In particular, the author gives the examples of joint projects implementation, carries out an analysis of information on the joint publications of Russian and foreign scientists stimulating international cooperation in science and technology, which is one of the goals of science diplomacy.
Conclusion. The author has given recommendations for improving the mechanism for implementing and widely introducing into national practice the basics of scientiic diplomacy for the purpose of strengthening international cooperation and the national goals of the state.
KeywordsScientiic diplomacy, public diplomacy, foreign policy, international cooperation, joint publications, scientiic attaché, international scientiic project, scientiic and technological development, priority directions of development, joint project
Information about the authors
Irina N. Vasilyeva, Cand.Sci. (PhD) in Economics, Senior Researcher in RIEPL (20А Dobrolyubova St., Moscow 127254, Russia), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5602-5237. Her research interests include statistical analysis in science, technology and innovation, education; monitoring of the most important macroeconomic indicators characterizing the state of the economy; accounting and analytical support of value-based management.