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In Charge of Learning Process — Sergey A. Parkhomenko
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We do believe that cutting-edge understanding of our country’s and the world’s future should and can be seen through public policy perspective, the policy of dialogue between different social and political groups, the policy that encourages the states' and public leaders’ accountability, open to expressed views of the public, analytical community, intellectuals and global citizens.
Edited by: N. Y. Belyaeva, D. G. Zaytsev, V. A. Albert.
Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
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Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 2018.
Roy Chowdhury A., Kuntala L.
In bk.: Between the Plough and the Pick: Informal, Artisanal and Small-Scale mining in the contemporary world. Canberra: Australian National University, 2018. Ch. #4. P. 89-116.
Kamaev A., Tovar-García E. D.
SSOAR. 0168-ssoar-46748-7. Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), 2016
Rationale: Knowledge is an integral part of policy making in modern societies at the local, national and supranational levels. But policy advice and expertise is organized in different ways in different locations. Policy scientists have used different approaches to help understand these differences in the organization and influence of advice and address larger questions about the interactions of power and expertise in policy-making. They have analyzed such issues as the nature of organizations and individuals who propose policy advice to decision-makers; what constitutes superior and poor advisory practices; the nature of discourses about the interaction of politics and expertise; the efficiency of advice provision, and the impact of advice upon policy outputs and outcomes.
Despite having collected much empirical evidence about the activities of different types of policy advisors, such as think tanks, diverse intellectual communities, and policy workers, however, the answer to several fundamental research questions on the topic remain unclear. Two key question which this workshop will address are “what is the impact of policy advisors on policy change compared to other factors involved in policy dynamics?” And “what combination of actors and advisors is needed to generate successful public policy recommendations?”
Call for Paper Proposals: Comparative analysis of case studies from different countries and policy fields is required to answer these questions and move forward discussion of this subject. The workshop will bring together a group of international scholars to present case and comparative studies which illuminate the role of policy advice and policy advisers in the policy process in affecting policy dynamics in different countries.
The special focus of the workshop is upon comparative cases in post-communist and Global South non-western societies which have been studied less often than others, but participants and case studies from countries in the European Union, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and other areas such as the Middle East and Latin America are also welcome.
The aim of the workshop is to examine the role of policy advisors in different political regimes in order to generate answers to the two questions posed above, and proposals for papers examining these topics are welcome. These questions are connected with other questions such as how policy changes happen and how advice systems are configured, and studies examining these issues and other similar issues are also welcome.
Please send your paper proposal to the conference organizing committee at ‘email@example.com’ no later than June 1, 2017.
The proposal should be no more than 400 words and provide a summary of the paper's main arguments, including its purpose, research questions, methods, data sources (if applicable), and conclusions. Decisions on acceptances of proposals will be sent out by June 15, 2017. Final papers will be due September 30, 2017 for circulation to all conference participants before the workshop. Successful papers will be published in the HSE Springer book series.
Michael Howlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) Simon Fraser University, Canada; Thurid Hustedt (Thurid.Hustedt@fu-berlin.de) Freie Universität Berlin; Dmitry Zaytsev (email@example.com); Artem Uldanov, (firstname.lastname@example.org); Sanjay Rajhans (email@example.com) National Research University Higher Schools of Economics, Russia