This section contains links to useful resources from Cambridge Policy Lab (and our previous work at Manchester).
OUR PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
What do Civil Servant Policymakers Want from Academics?
In April 2014 Carole Talbot and Colin Talbot conducted a survey of the UK’s Senior Civil Service to find out how they engage with academia. The results are in this report:
Bridging the GAP?
This article from Public Money and Management (2015) contains further reflections on the relationship between academics and government
How to Run a Policy Lab
Based on our research and experience so far, this is our “How To” Guide to running Policy Labs
A Policy Innovation Program in Estonia
In 2007 Colin Talbot ran a year long ‘Policy Innovation Program’ for the Estonian Government. This included a set of Policy Innovation Projects, run partly face-to-face and partly online. This brief note summarises the experience.
BOOKS AND REPORTS FROM OTHER SOURCES
Smart Citizens, Smarter State – by Beth Simone Novek. Really interesting on various uses of ‘technologies of expertise’ in government.
Using On-Line Communities for Social Research – from Ipsos-MORI
Social Sciences for Knowledge and Decision Making – OECD Report (2000)
Principles for Deliberative Public Engagement? National Consumer Council
Interesting “Open Innovation” report from US Government Accountability Office (Oct 2016).