Pathways for diversifying and enhancing science advocacy

Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Phil Brown, Shannon Dosemagen, Dana R. Fisher, Scott Frickel, Norah MacKendrick, David S. Meyer, John N. Parker

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Science is under attack and scientists are becoming more involved in efforts to defend it. The rise in science advocacy raises important questions regarding how science mobilization can both defend science and promote its use for the public good while also including the communities that benefit from science. This article begins with a discussion of the relevance of science advocacy. It then reviews research pointing to how scientists can sustain, diversify, and increase the political impact of their mobilization. Scientists, we argue, can build and maintain politically impactful coalitions by engaging with and addressing social group differences and diversity instead of suppressing them. The article concludes with a reflection on how the study of science-related mobilization would benefit from further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereabq4899
JournalScience Advances
Issue number20
StatePublished - 2023

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