Posts Tagged "Politics"

Context: why focus on public institutions and on politics?

Context: why focus on public institutions and on politics?

[Editor’s note: This post is part a series produced by Vanesa Weyrauch and Leandro Echt from Politics&Ideas to share what we learn through the project “Going beyond ‘Context matters”, supported by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications…

Our achievements in 2015 and our desires for 2016

Our achievements in 2015 and our desires for 2016

As we say goodbye to a very good 2015 and we look with inspiration and enthusiasm into this brand new 2016, we´d like to share our achievements, and what we have learned and enjoyed as well as our hopes for the New…

The 3Ps: Politics, Policymaking and Politicians

The 3Ps: Politics, Policymaking and Politicians

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Anne Lan Candelaria, Director of the Center for Asian Studies (ACAS) and Professor of the Department of Political Science at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.]   For a decade and a half now, I have been exposed…

Good communications is not enough to get evidence into policy

Good communications is not enough to get evidence into policy

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Clara Richards, programme manager at INASP, and was originally published at INASP’s blog] I originally shared these thoughts on the Evidence-Based Policy in Development Network (ebpdn) and after sparking some discussion, I thought it’d be good…

The need for expertise: how Civil Society Organisations engage with the Regulatory State

The need for expertise: how Civil Society Organisations engage with the Regulatory State

This post is based on a commentary by Kathryn Hochstetler that assesses the ways in which members of civil society “often shadow and contest the central actors of the regulatory state, even though they are ostensibly well outside of it”….

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

Researcher’s habits: unlocking the potential for impact?

In a previous post, I discussed why I think that the objective of informing policy should be considered from the onset of a research project. Since then, I have been reflecting on how to go about changing the way researchers…

Unraveling the politics of capacity building

Unraveling the politics of capacity building

Among the things I find most appealing in the work I do is finding people who are willing to learn together with both an inquisitive and critical look at the field and how we approach it. In fact, this has…

Do like Adam Smith: Ride the train with your policymaker (as often as possible)

Do like Adam Smith: Ride the train with your policymaker (as often as possible)

Some of the arguably most fundamental, longest-lasting changes in the world economy resulted from the policy influencing efforts of an entrepreneurial scholar. The advent of laissez-faire liberalism in England was a strategic endeavor pursued by none other than Adam Smith,…