Local Knowledge Matters

Power, Context and Policymaking in Indonesia

Kharisma Nugroho, Fred Carden, and Hans Antlov

Local Knowledge Matters

Kharisma Nugroho, Fred Carden, and Hans Antlov

Distributed for Bristol University Press

160 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781447348078 Will Publish August 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Local Knowledge Matters 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 management, water resources, maritime resource management and financial services. By making extensive use of quotes from the field the book allows the reader to examine the perspectives and beliefs of community members around local knowledge and its effects on individual and community life.

Review Quotes
Louise Shaxson, Overseas Development Institute
“In the swirl of debates around evidence-informed policy, this book is a timely reminder that public policy needs to be informed by more than research, evaluation, or statistical data. Local knowledge matters.”
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