Is Citizen Science a Remedy for Inequality?

  title={Is Citizen Science a Remedy for Inequality?},
  author={Bruce V. Lewenstein},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={183 - 194}
  • B. Lewenstein
  • Published 1 March 2022
  • Education
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Is public engagement with science an effective response to threats against science? One form of public engagement—citizen science—might be especially useful for addressing issues of inequality that threaten public support for science. Citizen science is both public participation in the scientific process and public participation in the governance of science. In principle, citizen science empowers marginalized communities to participate in the scientific process, using the authority of science… 
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