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

Mitsuru Kudo, Go Yoshizawa, Kei Kano
2018 JCOM: Journal of Science Communication  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.22323/2.17040801 fatcat:2i7x7nbrendtxbvjbyhptnoe3u