The Policy Pod is a series of thought-provoking informal conversations about policy design, advocacy, and critical analysis that explore key policy issues affecting New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, and the global community.
We talk to expert policy researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields about the ways in which their work can contribute to evidence-informed policy-making.
Alasdair Jones is an Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology at the London School of Economics, and an Associate at LSE Cities. In this episode of the Policy Pod he talks about ways of conceptualising the integration of qualitative methodologies and...Read More
‘Holding Government to Account on Gender Equality: The experience of the UK Women’s Budget Group’ Since 1989, the UK Women’s Budget Group (WBG), a group of academics, activists and trade unionists, has tried to hold successive UK governments to account for the...Read More
Dr Margreet Frieling from the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor, talking about the Community for Policy Research and the Living Standards Framework. [video width="1280" height="960"...Read More
What factors lead governments to terminate policy? Although interest in policy termination has grown in recent years, it remains understudied relative to other parts of the policy cycle. This lack of attention is due in part to the relative infrequency of policy...Read More
The selection of party leaders in Canada, and internationally, has garnered an incredible amount of scholarly attention (Cross and Blais, 2012; O’Brien, 2015; Pilet and Cross, 2014). Much less attention has been paid to the ways in which party leaders leave their...Read More
Allan Gyngell is one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals, with expertise in Australia’s foreign policy and diplomatic history. He is a founder of the Lowy Institute (Australia’s leading foreign policy think tank), and currently serves as Director of the...Read More
The overlapping economic challenges and geo-political changes and tensions make the global economic scene riskier and more unpredictable than at any time since the late 1960s. Many of the key economic relationships that economists tended to take for granted seem to...Read More
Refugee quota campaigner Murdoch Stephens talks to Luke Goode about the Doing Our Bit campaign and its impact on policy. Murdoch Stephens (Massey University) has written on refugee issues for Fair Borders? (edited by David Hall, Bridget Williams Books) and...Read More
* UPDATE: The incoming government have committed to double the refugee quota to 1500 a year by 2020 ('Red Cross urges action on commitment to double refugee quota' - Scoop, 25 October 2017)) Murdoch Stephens started the ‘Doing Our Bit' campaign to double New...Read More