Ana Delicado

Ana Delicado
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Social Sciences

PhD Sociology

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Introduction
Ana Delicado is a Research Fellow the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. '
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January 2007 - present
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (138)
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Este livro pretende contribuir para o debate científico e cívico sobre a dimensão social das energias renováveis, com particular destaque para as energias eólica e solar. Ao longo do livro passam-se em revista as dimensões política, económica, ambiental, científica, mediática e de opinião pública sobre as energias renováveis, tanto a nível nacional...
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International agencies and scientific research have been calling for the inclusion of children in disaster preparedness and risk reduction, to hear their voices in order to address their specific needs and vulnerabilities and harness their capabilities in terms of building community resilience. This article assesses the roles ascribed to children i...
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Rivers are powerful systems supporting human civilization, but despite the enormous dependence on rivers by humans, this does not stop them to assault rivers in the most varied ways. Such dependency determines the establishment of strong river flow-human relationships, and river degradation the prompting of health and non-tangible complications for...
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Collaboration between public administration organizations and various stakeholders is often prescribed as a potential solution to the current complex problems of governance, such as climate change. According to the Advocacy Coalition Framework, shared beliefs are one of the most important drivers of collaboration. However, studies investigating the...
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Resumo Este artigo consiste numa abordagem exploratória à avaliação dos efeitos de uma visita a uma exposição de teor científico sobre a aprendizagem dos alunos do ensino básico e secundário, a partir da técnica dos Personal Meaning Maps (PMM). Após uma breve discussão sobre a aprendizagem não formal da ciência em contexto de exposição e uma descri...
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Public trust in science and expertise remains a contentious issue. When public trust is analysed, it often simplifies a complex process of information retrieval and interpretation. Questionnaire surveys help us make sense of differences among actors and countries, but they fail to provide a comprehensive analysis of the reasons that lead citizens t...
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The extent to which a policy actor is perceived as being influential by others can shape their role in a policy process. The interest group literature has examined how the use of advocacy tactics, such as lobbying or media campaigns, contributes to an actor’s perceived influence. The policy networks literature, in turn, has found that network ties...
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This article focuses on climate change policies in Portugal. It seeks to understand institutional stances about climate change and to draw the links between organisations on policy influences, sources of scientific information, collaborations and advice. It is based on a questionnaire survey of the main institutional actors. This study concludes th...
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When analysing the actors of the science communication ecosystem, scholarly research has focused on the perceptions and attitudes of scientists, science journalists, and science communicators. How the public envisages the roles of science producers and mediators is mostly uncharted territory. We address this gap, by examining the results of a publi...
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This article aims to contribute to the understanding of the social dimensions of the 2020 pandemic, with a particular emphasis on the visual practices of science communication in times of health emergency, by analyzing how the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is being visually represented. It seeks to identify the format and content of...
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This book is the result of a two-and-a-halfyear close collaboration between the seven partners of the Erasmus+ KA203 project “Knowledge, beliefs, perceptions about the science of European students (Persist_EU)”. One of the project’s main objectives was to develop a tool to evaluate European students’ initial knowledge when configuring their beliefs...
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Citizen science is part of a wider trend in science and society of promoting two-way dialogue and engagement between scientists and the public, by involving citizens in the research process. This paper examines how CONCISE, an international research project involving Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia, seeks to understand how citizens acqu...
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This volume addresses the engagement between science and society from multiple viewpoints. At a time whentrust in experts is being questioned, misinformation is rife and scientific and technological development show growing social impact, the volume examines the challenges in involving the public in scientific debates and decisions. It takes into a...
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Disasters are an increasingly common and complex combination of environmental, social and cultural factors. Yet existing response frameworks and emergency plans tend to homogenise affected populations as ‘victims’, overlooking the distinctive experience, capacities and skills of children and young people. Drawing on participatory research with mor...
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In the last few decades public communication of science has become quite an important issue for policy and practice in the scientific field. However, despite the wealth of social research about it, the social sciences and sociology in particular seem to be largely absent from this movement. On the one hand, sociology seems to be fairly accessible o...
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The sociology of science and technology is paying growing attention to how the scientific field connects with other spheres of society. Increasingly pushed to leave their “ivory tower”, to become accountable to taxpayers, to generate useful, marketable products, to take responsibility for negative impacts, to engage with the concerns of citizens an...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into disarray almost all spheres of human activity. Research is no exception. When labs and research centres closed, scientists were told to stay at home, scientific events were cancelled or postponed to an uncertain date and most scientific projects had to be put on hold or modified substantially. This chapter con...
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Over the past few decades, some institutions and scientists have heralded science communication as the solution to a series of problems: citizens do not know enough of science, hold unscientific beliefs, distrust scientists, are unaware of the benefits of science, are unwilling to pursue careers in science and technology, etc.. Science communicatio...
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Scientifically informed climate policymaking starts with the exchange of credible, salient, and legitimate scientific information between scientists and policymakers. It is therefore important to understand what explains the exchange of scientific information in national climate policymaking processes. This article applies exponential random graph...
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Policy brief focusing on the perception of citizens about science communication in Portugal - based on the H2020 project CONCISE.
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Preguntarse por lo que necesitan las niñas y niños para tener una buena vida y por cómo mejorarla, no es en sí mismo algo novedoso. Sin embargo, hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo, esta cuestión no se abordaba de la mano de las y los propios protagonistas, niños y niñas, como sujetos de su propia vida. Una aproximación de este tipo nos permite in...
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This chapter addresses the migration of scientific professionals from Portugal in the past few decades, focusing on the ‘pull’ (which attract skilled workers to a country) and “push” (which repel workers away from the country of origin) factors that drive this migration. Based on official statistics, a questionnaire survey with researchers abroad a...
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Policy brief focusing the participation of children and young people in disaster risk reduction in Portugal.
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O potencial de desenvolvimento socioeconómico constitui um dos mais frequentes argumentos para a implementação da produção de energias renováveis, por parte de decisores políticos e académicos. Tal argumento assume particular importância quando a instalação se verifica, como é frequentemente o caso, em territórios rurais periféricos ou de baixa den...
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This chapter discusses both local opposition and local support to renewable energy developments, with particular attention to wind farms and solar power plants. Actors, arguments, and actions are examined and contrasted. It is argued that opposition to renewables has received far more attention from social scientists, even though the success of thi...
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Residents’ and visitors’ perceptions of and attitudes towards existing wind farms, as well as the perceived impact of wind farms on tourism, are examined in this article with reference to a built heritage site in the Portuguese countryside. Based on a set of semi-structured interviews, the paper sheds light on the positive impact that the community...
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This chapter aims to analyse the motivations and experiences of researchers who leave their country to be trained abroad and those of returnees, in particular how they integrate into their workplace and community abroad and back at home. It is based on quantitative information built on administrative and survey data concerning mobility flows and re...
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Inspired by the debates on participatory methods and drawing from research on "digital childhoods" in Portugal, this chapter aims to address the methodological innovations and challenges in collecting visual and digital data with children at their homes. As one of the stages of a research project on internet use, children were asked to take photos...
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The study of the local impacts of renewable energy has given little attention to less implemented technologies. This work seeks to bridge this gap through a case study on the photovoltaic plant in Amareleja, based on interviews with stakeholders and residents and documentation analysis. The plant has the distinction of being part of a local initiat...
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The article addresses the rise of anti-nuclear mobilisation in Portugal in the 1970s against the backdrop of similar movements across Western Europe. After performing a brief review of the literature on social mobilisation against nuclear energy, an overview is provided of the available sociological literature on environmental mobilisation in Portu...
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Este livro ilustra o modo como o Grupo de Investigação Ambiente, Território e Sociedade do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa contribui para novas agendas de investigação sobre dinâmicas de mudança sustentáveis em domínios como a alimentação, a energia, a água, as alterações climáticas, o ordenamento do território, os processos...
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This article aims to contribute to the debate on energy transitions in Europe, by focusing on community perceptions in a southern European country marked by a significant development of renewable energy in recent years, Portugal. Three main dimensions of community perceptions of the impact, both positive and negative, of renewables are addressed: e...
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ANIMMA 2015 Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, April, 2015
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A implementação de infraestruturas de energias renováveis em áreas rurais é geralmente sustentada, pelos decisores políticos, nos impactos positivos e nos benefícios de caráter socioeconómico para o desenvolvimento das comunidades locais. Tais aspetos assumem particular relevância quando se trata de territórios rurais periféricos, com constrangimen...
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This paper presents results of a comparison of media coverage of fusion and fission energy technologies in three countries (Germany, Spain and Portugal) and in the English language international print media addressing transnational elite, from 2008 to 2012. The analysis showed that the accident in Fukushima in March 2010 did not have significant im...
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Media representations of energy have a relevant impact on public opinion and public support for investment in new energy sources. Fusion energy is one among several emerging energy technologies that requires a strong public investment on its research and development. This paper aims to characterise and compare the media representations of fusion an...
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Children and the Internet at home : changing families and generational relationship This article analyzes the presence and use of the Internet by children at home and the resulting interactions between parents and children, based on a research project developed in Portugal, sustained in a questionnaire survey and interviews with children aged betwe...
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This article aims to discuss the contemporary activities and roles that scientific associations play in science and society. It is based on a comprehensive study of scientific associations in Portugal, relying on a multi-method, quantitative and qualitative approach. After a brief review of the (scarce) literature on associations in the social stud...
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The Internet is increasingly considered as a legitimate source of in-formation on scientific and technological topics. Lay individuals are increasingly using Internet sources to find information about new technological developments, but scientific communities might have a limited understanding of the nature of this content. In this paper we examine...
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This article attempts to explain the swift development of renewable energy, in particular wind energy, in Portugal, by assessing the socio-political, community and market acceptance of renewables. We examine, on the one hand, the institutional and policy framework, the approaches to planning, and the ownership of facilities, and, on the other hand,...
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The most recent IPCC report confirms that climate change is very likely to increase coastal risks. This means that all vulnerable coasts will be required to adopt innovative adaptation strategies. In countries such as Portugal, economic austerity may result in reduced funds for rising coastal defence expenditures. Therefore coastal management will...
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At the dawn of modernity, in the 18th century, space became a critical category in defining generational attributes and locations. However, borders that previously tightly isolated adults and children are nowadays continuously challenged and modified by a constant and ubiquitous use of new information and communication technologies, namely the Inte...
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This article offers a review of research and policy on climate change in Portugal and is organized into three main themes: scientific knowledge and assessment of climate change; policy analysis and evaluation; and public engagement. Modern scientific research on meteorology and climatology started in Portugal in the 1950s and a strong community of...
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This article examines the emergence, expansion and transformations of museums of medicine in Portugal. It aims to further the understanding of these museums by placing them in relation to multiple settings: the appearance of similar institutions throughout Europe, the development of medical teaching and research in Portugal, and the growth of scien...
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3 Resumo: Com poucas exceções, as associações científicas são um objeto negligenciado pelos estudos da ciência. No entanto, elas estão em rápida expansão em Portugal, acompanhando o recente desenvolvimento do sistema científico nacional. Neste sentido, este artigo apresenta uma proposta de tipologia das associações científicas que nos permita compr...
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Resumo A participação associativa dos portugueses é geralmente considerada baixa, apesar da profusão de associações. Este artigo dá conta das práticas e motivações associa-tivas de um grupo particular, os investigadores científicos. Com base num inqué-rito por questionário sobre a sua participação em associações científicas nacionais e internaciona...
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Confrontation of fusion and other future energy technologies' representations in the public discourse – media analysis (Portugal and Spain) Prepared for the EFDA Work Programme 2013 WP13-SERF ACIF-T01.2 December 2013 Luísa Schmidt (coord.), (IST/ICS ULisboa) Ana Delicado, Sérgio Pereira (IST/ICS ULisboa) Christian Oltra, Ana Prades (CIEMAT) 2
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RESUMO: Este artigo pretende examinar a forma como a função educativa é cumprida atualmente pelos museus científicos. Partindo do caso dos museus portugueses, são explorados os conteúdos educativos das exposições e restantes atividades promovidas pelos museus, procurando identificar os públicos a que se dirigem e as parcerias com outras organizaçõe...
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Ambiente, paisagem, património e economia: Os conflitos em torno de parques eólicos em Portugal Nos últimos anos tem‑se assistido em Portugal ao crescimento exponencial do número de parques eólicos, respondendo às pressões políticas e económicas para atingir metas ambiciosas no que concerne à produção de energia através de fontes renováveis. A níve...
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Crianças e internet: a ordem geracional revisitada. O artigo pretende contribuir para o debate teórico sobre a infância como geração, à luz das transformações sociais associadas ao uso das novas tecnologias por crianças e adultos. Tem por base empírica um inquérito por questionário a alunos do ensino básico e um conjunto de entrevistas em profundid...