My article entitled ‘Depoliticisation and Repoliticisation of Feminist Knowledge in a Nordic Knowledge Regime: The Case of Gender Budgeting in Finland’ has been published in NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, special issue: Feminist perspectives to the economy within transforming Nordic welfare states. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08038740.2020.1727008
Contemporary knowledge-policy relations are characterised by profound tensions between ‘good governance’ and ‘good knowledge’. The former refers to governance as constructed in public management literature. From this perspective, governance is perceived as a practical tool, a means to systematically support policymaking in a complex world under conditions of uncertainty. The latter, good knowledge, is context-specific and connected (although not consistently) with good governance. Read more in Discover Society. Full article available in Policy & Politics.
Our book entitled Tasa-arvopolitiikan suunnanmuutoksia: talouskriisistä tasa-arvon kriiseihin [U-turns of gender equality policy: from economic crisis to crises of gender equality], edited by Johanna Kantola, Paula Koskinen Sandberg and Hanna Ylöstalo, will be published in March 2020. The book launch will take place on 6.4.2020 in Tiedekulma, Helsinki – welcome! More information about the book in the publisher’s website: Gaudeamus.
My article entitled ‘The role of scientific knowledge in dealing with complex policy problems under conditions of uncertainty’ has been published in Policy & Politics.
The new Finnish government announced its government programme on Monday 3.6.2019. Gender equality has made its way back to the government’s agenda, but the battle over resources continues. Anna Elomäki, Johannan Kantola, Anu Koivunen and I analyzed the government programme from gender equality perspective. You can read our analysis (in Finnish) in Politiikasta.fi.
What kind of shifts have there been in the role of (scientific) knowledge in contemporary policy-making? I wrote a short piece to Ilmiö – Sosiologinen media about policy impact assessments, strategic governance and experimental policy in order to reflect the changing relations between knowledge, politics and policy-making. The article is in Finnish and can be found here. It can also be listened to as a podcast.
Our article on feminist knowledge production and diffusion is now out in Gender, Work and Organization. The article is authored by Anna Elomäki, Johanna Kantola, Anu Koivunen and Hanna Ylöstalo. It is open access and can be found here.