Pathways Brief 1. Conceptualising Policy Practices in Researching Pathways of Women's Empowerment.
The Research Programme Consortium (RPC) on Pathways of Women’s Empowerment aims, amongst other things, to inspire a radical shift in policy. However, how feminists choose to conceptualise policy will influence their strategic choices in terms of what and how they seek to influence. In conceptualising policy as a dynamic process involving institutional arrangements, competing discourses and a changing set of actors, all of which are subject to the influence of overlapping networks of interest, we can develop strategies of policy change that are more relevant to the particular context in which we are working.
This Brief is based on Pathways Working Paper 1.