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LSE Impact Blog (@LSEImpactBlog) tweeted at 4:00 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
Should academics be expected to change policy? Six reasons why it is unrealistic for research to drive policy change https://t.co/LO72sTGAia (http://twitter.com/LSEImpactBlog/status/829283821619204097?s=17)
article is from 2016 – by @_james_lloyd
6. Influencing policy is a specialist, time-consuming activity
Indeed, a huge lobbying industry comprised of skilled, experienced public affairs professionals exists to influence policy decisions for their clients or employers – often with negligible success. It is not realistic to expect specialist academic researchers to possess a skill-set from a completely different sector, nor compete effectively with it when academics promote policy recommendations that conflict with other interest groups.
should be huge red flag.. no..?
However, expecting academic researchers to achieve policy change is incoherent with the real-world nature of policymaking. It reflects an incomplete understanding of how policymaking occurs. If we do want to see more UK social science achieve policy change, then what is required? Whole books could be written on this topic. But here are some pointers.
First, more emphasis, investment and time needs to be spent on selection of research that has the potential to change policy. This suggests the need for more capacity built into impact processes that uses experienced policy professionals with broad policy knowledge.
Second, central to policymaking and related debates are policy narratives: the ‘stories’ that resonate with decision makers about the choices before them. Research findings are not policy narratives, and helping more research achieve policy change will require more focus on how research findings are presented as policy narratives.
Finally, more thought is required about the role of academic researchers as policy actors, or ‘policy entrepreneurs’. For a range of reasons, it is far from clear that academic researchers are well placed to be the policy entrepreneur that uses their research to drive policy change. This means more attention needs to be given to the other policy actors available, who participate in and drive policy debates.
then this tweet:
Dougald Hine (@dougald) tweeted at 2:06 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
@smarimc You in touch with @jgreenhall? This is up your street – https://t.co/R6VjQuMeoY(http://twitter.com/dougald/status/829255052778930177?s=17)
led to these:
Smári McCarthy (@smarimc) tweeted at 4:24 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
@dougald @jgreenhall 2. Average legislative bills require full time work and lots of experience to comprehend fully. This needs to change. (http://twitter.com/smarimc/status/829289843108741120?s=17)
Smári McCarthy (@smarimc) tweeted at 4:28 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
@dougald @jgreenhall … which in practice means that you can’t rock the *boat too much without causing people actual risk of livelihood. (http://twitter.com/smarimc/status/829290885011615750?s=17)
unless you have *alt boat ready.. that can take in 7bn+
which is whats diff today.. we have means for that
Smári McCarthy (@smarimc) tweeted at 4:31 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
@dougald @jgreenhall 7. Having one big idea worked in the 50’s (welfare). *Having a coherent future narrative is what may work now. (http://twitter.com/smarimc/status/829291570084061185?s=17)
*alt boat ready
Paul Currion (@paulcurrion) tweeted at 4:37 AM – 8 Feb 2017 :
@smarimc @dougald @jgreenhall There is some evidence that incorporating environment *into* livelihoods can address that lack of foresight (http://twitter.com/paulcurrion/status/829293017190264833?s=17)
.@davidgraeber on policy https://t.co/ntHr8gj4Zz
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/youngdayjob/status/824698268546273280
change how we change.. is what we need in tech aug..ie ginorm small.. 24/7x7bn for starters
Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) tweeted at 7:15 AM on Mon, Feb 06, 2017:
We are always growing, learning, and changing. No matter what, no one defines us. We are always redefining ourselves. ^_^ #mondaymotivation
to dear friends/strangers… devos/trump/et-al…less about them… more about our slumber in status quo..if not them.. we’d prob be rolled back into busy ness of day.. we prob still will… ie:so tired from all the bemoaning ness
if things were ok enough in past ( meaning why complaining more/ louder/more tragically now).. does that mean we were /are really ok w saydayna…standing rock.. suicide rate..(much from compulsion of schooling.. that even darling Hammond wouldn’t have changed…
perhaps this is so good… waking up in a time we actually can change.. ie.. not protesting w hopes/imagination for change.. actually have means/tech aug to make it happen… here’s the diff/kicker..make it happen for 7bn+ at once…
perhaps first opp for global do over
we gotta give leaping a shot.. what better time than now
makes me think of our original intro.. ie: charter schools can replace any of 500 district policies.. but have to replace them.. have to end up with still 500 policies..
LSE Impact Blog (@LSEImpactBlog) tweeted at 6:01 AM – 11 Oct 2017 :
Policy impact and online attention: Tracking the path from research to public policy on the social web. https://t.co/fiVSm3teCS (http://twitter.com/LSEImpactBlog/status/918084061549219841?s=17)
Simply put: making a splash online and in mainstream media can get the attention of policymakers and potentially put your important discoveries into practice faster.