In 2013, P&I published the paper Political-Knowledge Regimes. Developing a new concept from the study of three changes in public policy during the government of Tabaré Vazquez in Uruguay (2005-2009), by Adolfo Garcé.
In the last few years, scholars have paid increasing attention to the study of contextual factors that shape the use of research in public policy in each country. The concept of Knowledge Regimes is one of the most significant recent contributions to this literature. This paper is a critique of this concept based on the study of three key policy change events during the Vázquez administration in Uruguay. Although this concept helps to characterize the supply of research, it does not take into account the characteristics of the demand from the political system. Based on this criticism, a new concept is developed.