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SKAPE: About Us



The past two decades has seen a burgeoning of interest in the role of science, knowledge and expertise in governance. This has created a need for critical reflection on how knowledge for policy is produced, applied and legitimised in policymaking, and how such processes in turn shape political discourse and practice.

To investigate these questions, SKAPE harnesses expertise from political science, sociology, social policy, science and technology studies, law and public management. We are committed to collaborating across our disciplines to deliver the following objectives: