This report, at the request of NRSP, highlights “research learning and new thinking” arising from R8100. It considers the project’s process from a strategic viewpoint, which is summarised in a conceptual matrix.
The main features of the process’s overall strategy considered in more detail are:
The roles and capacities required in the policy review process – and those implied generically for others engaging in such a process – are tabulated.
This report concludes with a note about ‘voicelessness’ and transactional costs. The project represents one approach to counter lack of voice, an alliance of (self) assertion and solidarity with ‘outside’ advocates, not representing others but supporting them to represent themselves.
In these ways, a distillation of the “research learning and new thinking” from the project is presented in order to increase the potential usability of the research ‘products’ more widely. Reports of the above project elements are widely referenced and it is recommended that this document be read in conjunction with the other project reports, all of which are distributed as a boxed set and associated CD.
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