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IMAJINE

I’m now working with Professor Michael Keating and Dr Emily St Denny on a work package for IMAJINE (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe). We are leading WP6: Multilevel Policy-making and Inequalities, which “will explore how … Continue reading

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We are recruiting a temporary lecturer in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling

Please see our Vacancy page for the details: https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2353&jobTitle=Lecturer%20in%20Public%20Policy I am the pre-interview contact point and these are my personal thoughts on that process, which blend background information and some helpful advice. These notes are also there to address a … Continue reading

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Policy Analysis in 750 Words: Who should be involved in the process of policy analysis?

This post forms one part of the Policy Analysis in 750 words series overview. Think of two visions for policy analysis. It should be primarily: ‘evidence based’, or ‘co-produced’. These choices are not mutually exclusive, but there are key tensions between … Continue reading

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Policy Analysis in 750 words: the old page

I am redesigning the 750 words page. This is the old version. The posts in this new series summarise key texts in policy analysis. They present the most common advice about how to ‘do’ policy analysis (to identify a policy … Continue reading

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Taking lessons from policy theory into practice: 3 examples

Notes for ANZSOG/ ANU Crawford School/ UNSW Canberra workshop. Powerpoint here. The recording of the lecture (skip to 2m30) and Q&A is here (right click to download mp3 or dropbox link): The context for this workshop is the idea that … Continue reading

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Here’s why there is always an expectations gap in prevention policy

Prevention is the most important social policy agenda of our time. Many governments make a sincere commitment to it, backed up by new policy strategies and resources. Yet, they also make limited progress before giving up or changing tack. Then, … Continue reading

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We are recruiting three lecturers in Politics at the University of Stirling

Senior lectureship/ Associate Professor in Comparative Politics Lectureship in International Politics Lectureship in Politics and Public Policy (4 years – Horizon 2020 programme IMAJINE) I am the pre-interview contact point and these are my personal thoughts on that process, which … Continue reading

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‘Co-producing’ comparative policy research: how far should we go to secure policy impact?

See also our project website IMAJINE. Two recent articles explore the role of academics in the ‘co-production’ of policy and/or knowledge. Matt Flinders, Matt Wood, and Malaika Cunningham, in The politics of co-production: risks, limits and pollution, examine: the perception … Continue reading

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The theory and practice of evidence-based policy transfer: can we learn how to reduce territorial inequalities?

I am now part of a large EU-funded Horizon2020 project called IMAJINE (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe), which begins in January 2017. It is led by Professor Michael Woods at Aberystwyth University and has … Continue reading

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CV

My name is Paul Cairney and I am Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling. Please scroll down this page for a full list of my publications (usually with links to the full text). Three kinds … Continue reading

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Prevention

Q: If ‘prevention is better than cure’ … We are at the proofing stage pic.twitter.com/AHZKCtxa0z — Professor Paul Cairney (@CairneyPaul) August 16, 2019 pic.twitter.com/IxklUNmKaX — Professor Paul Cairney (@CairneyPaul) August 19, 2019 Our study of prevention policy provides a simple cautionary … Continue reading

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