Journal article

Knowledge co-creation in participatory policy and practice: Building community through data-driven direct democracy

MA Godinho, A Borda, T Kariotis, A Molnar, P Kostkova, ST Liaw

Big Data & Society | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021


Engaging citizens with digital technology to co-create data, information and knowledge has widely become an important strategy for informing the policy response to COVID-19 and the ‘infodemic’ of misinformation in cyberspace. This move towards digital citizen participation aligns well with the United Nations’ agenda to encourage the use of digital tools to enable data-driven, direct democracy. From data capture to information generation, and knowledge co-creation, every stage of the data lifecycle bears important considerations to inform policy and practice. Drawing on evidence of participatory policy and practice during COVID-19, we outline a framework for citizen ‘e-participation’ in knowl..

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