Resources

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?sir-humph

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:

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Bridging the GAP?

This article from Public Money and Management (2015) contains further reflections on the relationship between academics and government

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How to Run a Policy Lab

Based on our research and experience so far, this is our “How To” Guide to running Policy Labs

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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.

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BOOKS AND REPORTS FROM OTHER SOURCES

51z0lgncuol-_sx331_bo1204203200_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

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socsci-oecdSocial Sciences for Knowledge and Decision Making – OECD Report (2000)

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Principles for Deliberative Public Engagement? National Consumer Council 

http://www.involve.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Deliberative-public-engagement-nine-principles.pdf

Interesting “Open Innovation” report from US Government Accountability Office (Oct 2016).

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