On Participatory Policy Research in Times of Swelling Inequality Gaps


Public Policy Implementation and its Implications

Free Webinar

Thursday, November 28, 2013

10:00 am – 11:30 am (CST)

 Often           new public policy is detected at the launch of a new program. While           much attention is paid to getting a new policy approved, the true           impact is not fully appreciated until implementation. This webinar           sheds light on current policy implementation discourse, provides           rural examples, and discusses different action approaches.



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.

When: Thursday, November 28, 2013 (please           RSVP by November 25, 2013)

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (CST)

For more information or to register contact Rural           Development Institute at:

rdi2@brandonu.ca           / 204-571-8550 / 204-571-8515



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