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Dr Imran Syed
Dr Imran Syed

  • December 27, 2021

    Policy contexts and conflict

    The challenge of devising good policy is heightened by the conflict that can come from the conflicting interests of policy influencers. In such...

  • November 29, 2021

    Public administration and decisions

    Policymaking is an important and consequential public activity that needs to be in the limelight – and it often is. An allied public activity,...

  • October 30, 2021

    Values and policy decisions

    Public policy environments will invariably include some contentious policy decisions. These decisions will often involve implicit value judgements...

  • September 29, 2021

    Science diplomacy

    The seemingly inherent incongruences between science and diplomacy can lend an element of incoherence to initiatives that see science and diplomacy...

  • August 23, 2021

    Innovative policy design

    In any contemporary complex policy landscape, it is practically impossible to devise that singular ‘silver bullet’ policy that will then go on...

  • July 26, 2021

    Artificial Intelligence in reality

    Artificial Intelligence is a fascinating technological development that is significantly impacting our present-day lives. Given AI’s potential,...

  • June 16, 2021

    The public in public decisions

    What often passes for public participation in a public decision is nothing more than mere tokenism. To be able to distinguish substantial...

  • May 16, 2021

    Problems and policy

    Public policy should solve society’s problems. However, this ostensibly plausible depiction can mask serious problems with how societal...

  • April 02, 2021

    Participatory budgeting

    Participatory budgeting is a process that meaningfully engages those who have traditionally been excluded from participation in important political...

  • March 20, 2021

    The Golden Age and medical science

    The debilitating effects of a pandemic that refuses to go away can make just remaining safe and healthy seem like accomplishment enough. The public...