New Development: Citizen Science: Discovering (New) Solutions to Wicked Problems

Ian R. Hodgkinson, Sahar Mousavi, Paul Hughes

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The article explores the role citizen science can play in discovering new solutions to pressing wicked problems. Using illustrations of citizen science projects to show how and where citizens have been fundamental in creating solutions and driving change, the article calls for wider recognition and use of citizen science in public administration and management research. For wider utilization of citizens’ active co-participation in research design, delivery and dissemination, the article presents a set of citizen science pathways.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Published online: 27 Aug 2021.


  • Citizen science
  • Co-participation
  • Public administration
  • Public management
  • Research design
  • Solutions
  • Wicked problems

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