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Bright spots at the interface of science, policy and practice: the case (and need) for optimism

Cvitanovic, Chris (2018) Bright spots at the interface of science, policy and practice: the case (and need) for optimism. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (05 Sep 2018). Website.

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Achieving tangible impacts on policy and practice is not easy. But it's made even harder by starting with a pessimistic outlook. Much of the academic discourse around the interface of science, policy, and practice has become dominated by negative language such as the science-policy "gap", or "challenges" and "barriers" that must be overcome. Chris Cvitanovic makes the case for a shift in the academic study of science-policy-practice interfaces towards the documentation and discussion of “bright spots” – those instances where science has successfully influenced policy and/or practice. Doing so will help to establish a new mantra of optimism, one that inspires hope and empowers scientists and decision-makers to continue to strive for new ways of working together and having an impact.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 12:17
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 00:38

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