Making academic knowledge useful to policy : why “supply” solutions are not the whole story

I have just read a blogpost by the inimitable Dragon’s Best Friend (aka @Puffles2010) in which s/he kindly talked about how much knowledge about policy there is bubbling away in academia but how little of it makes it out of the bubble and into Whitehall. But DBF¬†— s/he is an ex-civil servant and will appreciate the joys of the three-letter acronym (TLA) — put too … Continue reading Making academic knowledge useful to policy : why “supply” solutions are not the whole story

Keeping up with Jones et al.

It’s not that long since I became a dedicated citizen of cyberspace. A bit like an apathetic voter, I’d dabbled for years because I thought I should, but I was always wary, partly due to privacy concerns, partly because I’m shockingly busy with work and family, and partly because I had no time for the drivel that seemed to occupy 99.99% of the interweb. That’s … Continue reading Keeping up with Jones et al.