The Global Design Network (GDN) workshop is hosted by the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). The workshop will explore how the creation, generation, and mobilization of knowledge and its relationship to power are key components in policy making.
There have been many criticisms that excessive technocratic perspectives and unfettered expert advice have overshadowed democratic participation, while concerns about lack of evidence and evidence-informed policy-making are also common. Concepts such as ‘policy advisory systems’, ‘epistemic communities’, and ‘knowledge creep’, among others, have been borrowed from other fields or developed in order to help capture the dynamics of knowledge and power in policy-making and clarify these relationships.
Some issues in the contemporary era transcend traditional ones, when the algorithmic decision-making competes with traditional professional communities in the prioritization, design, enactment, implementation and evaluation of policies.
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