E-participation with Social media in Science, Technology and Innovation: Brazilian States Research Support Foundations Case

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2020-01-07
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Andrade, Vitor
Grützmann, André
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The use of social media has advanced in all social strata with effect on citizen participation in political discussions. In the context of Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) policies, bringing citizens closer together is a challenge for scientific and governmental institutions. The Brazilian States Research Support Foundations (RSF) show interest in promoting this approach to legitimize investments in science. Studies on the effects of social media on the relations between science, society and government are scarce. This research analyzed how e-participation, through social media, promotes citizen participation in the ST&I policies and actions of the RSFs. Nine organizations, including at least one Foundation from each Brazilian region, participated in this study. The main contribution of social media was the ability to intensify the interactions between government, researchers and citizens, using an informal and accessible language.
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Digital Government: Social and Service Innovation, e-participation, facebook, foundations for research support, social media, st&i
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10 pages
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Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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