From Research to Practice
Edited by Nicola F. Dotti
Chapter 19: Knowledge for policymaking: an evolutionary perspective to achieve policy resilience
This chapter discusses a cognitive-evolutionary model, inspired by the work of Schumpeter and Hall, which pivots on the role of knowledge for policymaking. The model highlights the importance of adopting a territorial perspective to achieve ‘policy resilience’ in cities and regions by discussing the model’s main assumptions and dimensions. It presents four different scenarios in which policy learning has different potentials for achieving policy change/innovation. The core argument is that policymakers can develop knowledge to achieve policy resilience in cities and regions only by being aware of the dynamics of policy learning (i.e. they need to learn how to learn).
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