Benjamin Franklin: Statesman-Scientist and the Father of Scientific Statecraft
25 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2009 Last revised: 23 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 15, 2009
Statecraft is commonly defined as "the art of leading a country," with emphasis placed on the political/diplomatic, military and economic aspects of the craft as it pertains to foreign policy. This article illustrates the role of science in the diplomatic aspects of statecraft through the contributions of Benjamin Franklin, as well as introduces the use of science as a discreet and individual element the discipline of Statecraft.
Keywords: Benjamin Franklin, Scientist, Statesman, Statecraft, Diplomacy, Negotiation
JEL Classification: F42, H11, H56, H77, Z00, K33, I28
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