Networked Policy Making Avenues: Assessing the Role of Academics in Digital Policy

13 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2016

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Amar Ashar

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Robert Faris

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Urs Gasser

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Date Written: September 26, 2016

Abstract

There are a growing number of examples that point toward a change in the way public policy is made in the digital age. This new context, which we refer to as networked policymaking, involves a greater variety of actors and voices, often collaborating in formal and informal networks, taking part in a public consideration and debate of policy questions via digital media. In this document, we seek to (1) describe the different avenues and modalities in which academics can influence policy, and (2) offer a framework to help researchers and other constituents assess the role of academics in policymaking. We hope that this may serve to help researchers build research agendas and policy roadmaps for engagement in specific locales and around salient policy issues.

Suggested Citation

Ashar, Amar and Faris, Robert and Gasser, Urs, Networked Policy Making Avenues: Assessing the Role of Academics in Digital Policy (September 26, 2016). Berkman Klein Center Research Publication No. 2016-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2842796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2842796

Amar Ashar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
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Robert Faris

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Urs Gasser

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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