How Should Academics Interact with Policy Makers? Lessons on Building a Long-term Advocacy Strategy.
What can academics learn from how civil society organisations and NGOs approach policy impact? Julia Himmrich argues that academics have a lot to gain from embracing the practices of long-term advocacy. Advocacy is about establishing relationships and creating a community of experts both in and outside of government who can give informed input on policies. Being more aware of the political aspects of research can help academics understand and re-evaluate their own arguments about the impact of research.
This piece is based on an article written for the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS.