História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
Print version ISSN 0104-5970
PEREZ-BUSTOS, Tania et al. Colombian initiatives in the Social Appropriation of Science and Technology: tendencies and challenges for a broader understanding of these dynamics. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.115-137. ISSN 0104-5970. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702012000100007.
Is aimed at broadening Colombia's understanding of the social appropriation of science and technology, particularly the types of actors who promote initiatives in this sphere. Using a chain referral sampling methodology, a hundred such initiatives in Colombia were identified and documented, which were promoted by civil society, the State, business, the research community and mediators. The article further analyzes these iniciatives and indicates the challenges they represent, especially in breaking down the traditional approach to the social appropriation of science and technology in Colombia and replacing it with more participative strategies.
Keywords : Social appropriation of science and technology; public participation in science and technology; Colombia.