Knowledge Brokerage for Sustainable Development: Innovative Tools for Increasing Research Impact and Evidence-Based Policy Making
By: Michal Sedlacko (author), Andre Martinuzzi (author)Paperback
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This is the first in-depth study to explore how knowledge brokerage has the potential to help manage the challenge of sustainable development across political and scientific systems. The authors analyse the concepts, experiences and recommendations of 11 EU-funded projects carried out over the last five years, to provide a clear set of practical tools for practitioners and policy-makers. They offer a broad variety of recommendations for replication in practice and interesting insights into hands-on experiences of outstanding research consortia from all over Europe. Knowledge Brokerage for Sustainable Development presents a selection of innovative and practical tools to enhance the connectivity of research and policy-making on sustainable development issues. In doing so, this book will be an essential publication in research and policy-making. It supports networking among the developers and users of knowledge brokerage systems and will make their experience better known to the different communities involved.
With a Foreword by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission; and a Preface by Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector of Vienna University of Economics and Business.
ANDRE MARTINUZZI is Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability, Associate Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. MICHAL SEDLACKO is Senior Fellow at Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Foreword Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission Preface Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector of Vienna University of Economics and Business Introduction Part A: Challenges and worldviews 1. A new narrative for Europe Franz Fischler 2. Communicating limits to growth Jorgen Randers 3. Agenda setting in European policy Robert-Jan Smits 4. Policy learning in EU Member States Elisabeth Freytag and Wolfram Tertschnig 5. The need for more transdisciplinary research Uwe Schneidewind 6. Providing scientific advice in critical situations Lucia Reisch 7. Why evidence is often not enough to influence policy Hadelin de Beer de Laer 8. Understanding the context of policy making Klaus Jacob 9. The role(s) of NGOs in linking science and policy making Leida Rijnhout 10. The relationship between science and policy in the United States Maurie Cohen 11. The role(s) of professional facilitators Peter Woodward Part B: Projects and experiences 1. SPIRAL: Improving science-policy interfaces for biodiversity 2. PRIMUS: Bridging the gap between research and policy-making on local sustainability 3. BESSE: Knowledge brokerage and innovation for a sustainable sanitation 4. PACHELBEL/STAVE: Shining a light on citizens' everyday environment-related behaviours 5. AWARE: Bridging the knowledge of citizens, scientists and policy-makers for sustainable water ecosystems management 6. WATERDISS: Analysis and uptake of water research results 7. BRAINPOOL: Knowledge brokerage for bringing alternative indicators into policy 8. RESPONDER: Linking sustainable consumption and growth debates following a systems thinking approach 9. CORPUS: Linking research and policy for evidence-based policy-making on sustainable consumption 10. PSI-CONNECT: Knowledge exchange in river basin management 11. FOODLINKS: Building communities of practice for learning on sustainable food consumption and production Knowledge brokerage for sustainable development: Experiences, recommendations and research outlook Andre Martinuzzi
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