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Indonesia Etc.: complexity and development amongst cultural and temporal diversity

Is it possible to build a nation as complex as Indonesia before fully understanding its complexity? What is holding Indonesia together despite its diversity? Is decentralization good for Indonesia? These are some of the questions that were asked last week at the Habibie and Ainun… Read More

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Just published – Political economy in practice: thoughts on managing and conducting a political economy study on disaster-risk management in Indonesia

In this opinion piece published by Research to Action I describe the process of conducting a political economy study commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and conducted in October – November 2012. My aim is to describe how the research process unfolded and why. The audience… Read More

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Just published – Towards policy-relevant science and scientifically informed policy: Political economy of the use of knowledge and research evidence in urban resilience interventions in the Philippines

The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world: so how is the government using knowledge and evidence to ensure that the country has the best possible policy and practice to reduce the effect of natural disasters on people’s lives. This knowledge context… Read More

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The political battles in Rome and the role of knowledge and evidence in decision-making processes at sub-national level

Interesting times in Italian politics. President Napolitano has assigned the task of forming a new government to Pier Luigi Bersani, the leader of the Democratic Party Italy’s leading center-left party which in this month (i.e.March) election secured a majority in the Chamber of Deputies but… Read More