Dr. Lars Hallstrom
is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. The Centre is charged with linking the research, outreach and educational capacity of the University of Alberta with students, researchers, rural communities, rural community organizations and policy makers at multiple levels across the province, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Hallstrom’s work focuses on comparative environmental policy, and particularly on the intersection of politics, science and public policy.
Dr. Charles Conteh
Reposted from Interpares
On Participatory Policy Research in Times of Swelling Inequality Gaps
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Dr. Michelle Fine Keynote at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action at the University of Miami.
This talk explores an epistemological counter-narrative in which the gap of experience and expertise is delicately sutured in participatory action research. With a long and buried history within psychology, participatory policy research offers an alternative paradigm. Research teams integrate varied forms of expertise among academics and everyday people, in theoretical and methodological deliberative dialogue, producing materials for scholars, community activists, and policy makers about urgent matters of social (in)justice.
This talk reflects a 20 year memoir on the impact of a single piece of participatory policy research, Changing Minds: The Impact of College in a Women’s Maximum Security Prison. Readers are invited to explore how participation by university researchers and prisoner researchers facilitated methodological rigor, enhanced context and construct validity, deepened ethics and fueled the political sustainability of the findings over two decades.
About 50 minutes
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock University. He specializes in Public Policy & Management, Political Economy and Governance. His current research focuses on governance structures and processes in complex and dynamic policy systems, particularly examining collaborative and strategic policy formulation and implementation. Dr. Conteh currently investigates how local, regional and national economies are reinventing themselves in the face of seismic global economic changes.