Engaging with policy practitioners to promote institutionalisation of public participation in science, technology and innovation policy

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Publication date

2018-10-03

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JCOM - Journal of Science Communication;Volume 17, Issue 04

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Sissa Medialab

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This paper is a reflective account of a public participation project the authors conducted in Japan in 2012–2015, as part of the central government’s initiative for evidence-based policy-making. The reflection focusses on three key aspects of the project: setting a precedent of involving public participation in policy-making; embedding an official mechanism for public participation in policy-making process; and raising policy practitioners’ awareness of public participation. We also discuss why we think engaging with policy practitioners, while problematic in various ways, is and will continue to be important in promoting institutionalised practice of public participation.

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  • https://hdl.handle.net/10642/6731