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Public Policy Research Seminar: Policy and Politics, Synergy or dysergy?

When Nov 12, 2015
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Room 119, Alison Richard Building
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For the second seminar in our public policy research seminar series, Lord Lansley will consider how policy is made, taking account of evidence and influences; he will look at how policy-making interacts with the political process, exploring whether politics adds value to the objective work of policy- makers in government and beyond, or whether the two processes, of government and politics, tend to conflict in terms of processes and outcomes. He will argue that a clearer focus on outcomes, both in policy analysis and in politics, would enable more transparent democratic accountability and a more synergistic relationship between the political process and the demands of government.

Lord Lansley was formerly a civil servant, Director of the Conservative Research Department, Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister in the last Coalition government.

Please note, this seminar will be conducted under the Chatham House rule. 

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We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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