Workshop on Learning in Public Policy at the British Academy on Thursday 19th January 2017

The workshop "Mechanisms and Outcomes of Learning in Public Policy" will take place Thursday 19th January 2017, at the British Academy, London, and is organized by Claire Dunlop and Claudio Radaelli (Exeter) and Philipp Trein (Lausanne) supported by Ed Page FBA.

This workshop brings together international scholars to present their policy learning research. Learning is one of the classical themes in the study of politics and public policy. It emphasizes politics and policymaking are not only archetypical realms of resource-based power relations but also spheres where ideas are created, assimilated, organized, and politicized to reduce uncertainties about political and policy problems. Yet, theoretical perspectives on political and policy learning still differ regarding the role that learning is expected to play. In particular, we explore how learning takes place, its normative implications for democracy and decision-makers and innovations in its measurement.

Restrictions – We regret this workshop is not open to the public given the restrictions on places we have at BA. If you are interested, please contact the organizers at or 



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