This is the paper that I will be presenting to Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2012, held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 November, 2012. I will be presenting on Thursday 29 November at 9am if anyone wishes to come along.
The abstract is:
This paper takes as its starting point the observation that neoliberalism is a concept that is ‘oft-invoked but ill-defined’ (Mudge 2008: 703). It provides
Policy Problems Seeking Policy Solutions
Carolyn Adams, Macquarie Law School
Presentation to Australian Law Reform Commission Legal Officers, 12 August 2011
* contemporary government challenges papers of Australian Public Service Commission are relevant e.g. Tackling Wicked Problems, Smarter Policy, Challenges of evidence-Based Policy Making.
* Public Policy Development – role played by statutory agencies such as ALRC – ALRC Act 1996 s. 21 and s. 24 – consideration of economic costs/benefits has become a more recent consideration
* ALRC has more scope to pursue more
Knowledge Brokers and Brokering
HASS on the Hill, Canberra 23 March
Jonathan Lomas, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
- lexical difficulty of specialist journals 30+; New Scientist 4.0; newspapers 0
- anecdotes work as a way of representing findings
- pessimistic about capacity of universities to be able to translate their research to the broader public - research grants and academic journal writing score much higher on promotes committees than reports intended for public policy makers or the wider public
- perhaps independent