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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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)890–891
JournalScience and Public Policy
Volume47
Issue number6
Early online date3-Sep-2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3-Sep-2020

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