Policy Input on the Front Line. Dilemmas of the Ethical Academic

Greenfields, Margaret (2018) Policy Input on the Front Line. Dilemmas of the Ethical Academic. In: Roma Activism Reimagining Power and Knowledge. Berghahn Books, Chaper-7. ISBN 978-1-78533-948-6

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Abstract

This chapter sets out to discuss the ways in which academic-activists can most effectively and ethically engage with the development of public policy. In particular, it focuses on methodological challenges and the risk of unintended consequences when policy recommendations are poorly thought out or delivered. For many academics, the craft and practice of policy formulation is considerably outside their theoretical knowledge or disciplinary training, such that they often lack awareness of the ways in which their research may translate into potentially flawed policy. Accordingly, there may be a mismatch between intent and outcome, both in terms of the techniques academics use when seeking to engage with and influence policy professionals, and in how findings are ultimately translated into policy guidance.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: General Anthropology, Sociology, Political Economy
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 03:00
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17605

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