Posts Tagged "Politics"

Power and ideology are the keys to communicating research

Power and ideology are the keys to communicating research

[Editor’s Note: This post is a reflection on the webinar ‘Nevermind the research piece! Communicating in Policy Environments’. It was written by Rebecca Pointer, one of the speakers at the webinar and Information and Communications Officer at the Institute for Poverty,…

An insight into the Webinar “Nevermind the research piece! Communicating in policy environments”

An insight into the Webinar “Nevermind the research piece! Communicating in policy environments”

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Leandro Echt, Coordinator of the Influence, Monitoring and Evaluation Program at CIPPEC. This article is also available in Spanish at VIPPAL.] The webinar “Nevermind the research piece! Communicating in policy environments” took place on March…

Evidence Based Policy + Citizen Participation: can they be combined?

Evidence Based Policy + Citizen Participation: can they be combined?

[Editor’s note: This post was written by René Cardoso Baltazar (@rcardosob), strategic advisor to the International Foundation for the Development of Reliable Governments (FIDEGOC). It is a response to Andrea Ordóñez’s paper “Defining problems or providing solutions? The role of…

Partisan think tanks: a double-edged sword

Partisan think tanks: a double-edged sword

[Editor’s note:  This is the third of a series of blogs by Claudio Jones on partisan think tanks. The first post can be read here, and the second post can be read here.] In the previous two posts, I have focused on the…

What do partisan think tanks seek?

What do partisan think tanks seek?

[Editor’s note:  This is the second of a series of blogs by Claudio Jones on partisan think tanks. The first post can be read here.] Is the political role of partisan think tanks -in Latin America’s new democracies and elsewhere-…

Protocol for case study writing

Protocol for case study writing

[Editor’s note: This post introduces a new material produced by Anne Lan K. Candelaria for Politics & Ideas. This case study protocol will be followed by an example of a case study written by the same author, to be published…

What are partisan think tanks?

What are partisan think tanks?

[Editor’s note:  What is the role of partisan think tanks in political debates? In this series of blogs, Claudio Jones, researcher with the Fundación Rafael Preciado Hernández in México, argues in favor of a broader and more active role for…

Rethinking ideas – more than just policy solutions

Rethinking ideas – more than just policy solutions

One of the areas of interest of our research agenda are ideas. I agree, conceptualizing ideas, and exploring where they come from, how they evolve, and who appropriates them is essential to understanding how research can influence policy. But what…

Are researchers isolated from politics? Research within the policy process – from our Topic Guide

Are researchers isolated from politics? Research within the policy process – from our Topic Guide

Researchers are not separate from politics. The separation between research and policy -and politics- is useful for researchers and their funders but is unhelpful when we attempt to properly understand the nature and manner and how ideas develop and make…

Moving our research agenda forward

Moving our research agenda forward

In the upcoming weeks we will start sharing some of the research currently being carried out as to develop our research agenda.  The objective of these documents is to build on two things: first, on our empirical understanding of the…