Journal Article

Understanding Policy Processes: A Review of IDS Research on the Environment

Published on 1 June 2006

For over a decade, researchers in the IDS Environment Group have been engaging with a growing body of work on policy processes which encompasses among other things: the relationship between science, expertise and policy, political interests, public participation and network theory.

The stepping-off point for this work has been an interest in how environment and development policies came to be the way they are, and how and why they change – or why they do not.


Ian Scoones

Professorial Fellow

Lyla Mehta

Professorial Fellow

Melissa Leach

Emeritus Fellow

Linda Waldman

Director of Teaching and Learning

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