Opinion: Science policy through public engagement

Rafael Loureiro*, Omer Markovitch*, Crystal S. Riley, H. James Cleaves , Haritina Mogoșanu, Ivan G. Paulino-Lima, Jeffrey J. Marlow, Sanjoy M. Som

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While tensions may lay between science and policy, we argue that dissemination and public
engagement are key in alleviating those perceived tensions. Science being valued by society
results in fact-based policy-making being demanded by constituents. Constituents’ demands
will yield representatives who are familiar with the scientific process and research to inform
policy decisions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience and Public Policy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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