Posts Tagged "Research and Ideas"

Capacity building -from our Topic Guide

Capacity building -from our Topic Guide

[Editor’s note: This post is the last one of a series that introduced our Topic Guide. Please feel free to check the insight our Topic Guide offers on how research agendas are produced, on the politics of how research is…

Building a new concept: Political Knowledge Regimes

Building a new concept: Political Knowledge Regimes

[Editor’s note: This post presents Adolfo Garcé’s paper ‘Political-Knowledge Regimes‘. It follows a previous post that gives an overview of the concept of knowledge regimes] Knowledge Regimes (KM), a concept developed by Campbell and Pedersen, is a main step forward in…

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Funding is one of the pillars of our research agenda, because it is a hassle both for the recipients as for the givers since matching the interests of both is not always an easy task. There is a growing interest…

Three worthwhile questions on public philosophies

Three worthwhile questions on public philosophies

[Editor’s note: This reflection is based on our paper “Defining problems or providing solutions? The role of ideas in policy debates”. It is part of a series of posts on Ideas and Evidence Based Policy.] One level of ideas is…

The communication of research -from our Topic Guide

The communication of research -from our Topic Guide

A lot is said about the communication of research. Over the last few years there have been significant changes in the ways that funders view communications and the role it plays within research centres and projects. DFID, for example, has…

Lesson #2: Build your research agenda with potential users of knowledge

Lesson #2: Build your research agenda with potential users of knowledge

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America As our programme Spaces for Engagement made progress towards our aim to support local production of…

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…

Consider influence before doing the research

Consider influence before doing the research

[Editor’s note: This post stems from a rich conversation about how research can have an impact with Roger Harris while sharing our respective chapters for an upcoming book on Information Technologies and its impact. He shares an initial literature review…

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…