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Role-play simulations for decision making in contexts of uncertainty: challenges and strategies when engaging elites as participants

Alejandro, Audrey ORCID: 0000-0002-3675-8986, Maertens, Lucile, Cheli, Zoé and Fragnière, Augustin (2024) Role-play simulations for decision making in contexts of uncertainty: challenges and strategies when engaging elites as participants. PS - Political Science and Politics. ISSN 1049-0965

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1049096523001166

Abstract

This study explores the application of role-play simulations (RPS) in addressing complex challenges (e.g., the climate crisis) beyond traditional educational settings. Drawing from pilot simulations involving 12 scientific experts and 12 policy makers, the article identifies three key challenges in conducting RPS with elite participants and provides practical strategies for overcoming them. Namely, the article emphasizes the importance of adapting the scenarios to sociopolitical contexts, choosing an ethical recruiting method to ensure inclusivity, and managing group diversity while maintaining a balance between the playfulness and the seriousness of the simulation. Overall, our study underscores the potential of RPS to foster dialogue between scientific and political actors and provides practical guidance for their effective use.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-politic...
Additional Information: © 2024 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 10:54
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 01:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/121136

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