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Local Knowledge Matters: Power, Context and Policy Making in Indonesia

Kharisma Nugroho, Fred Carden, and Hans Antlov


Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book explores the critical role that local knowledge plays in public policy processes as well as its role in the co-production of policy relevant knowledge with the scientific and professional communities. The authors consider the mechanisms used by local organisations and the constraints and opportunities they face, exploring what the knowledge-to-policy process means, who is involved and how different communities can engage in the policy process. Ten diverse case studies are used from around Indonesia, addressing issues such as forest manage ... More

Keywords: local knowledge, Communities, policy processes, knowledge sector, co-production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447348078
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kharisma Nugroho, author
Indonesian Alliance for Policy Research

Fred Carden, author
Using Evidence Inc.

Hans Antlov, author
Knowledge Sector Initiative