Knowledge creation in Bangladesh

institutional challenges and personal opportunities within civil society

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This article offers an institutional and sociological analysis of knowledge generation and dissemination for policy in Bangladesh. Because institutions participating in knowledge generation remain largely understudied, the article focuses on analysing the means and challenges to knowledge creation, and the complex agency and power relations among and within think tanks and universities. The article concludes that the scarcity of domestic financial resources and the political co-option of think tanks and universities weaken academic freedom, fragment the knowledge creation process, and contribute to depoliticising research. Research-to-policy linkages are engineered through the personalised networks of a few strategic individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-695
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Fingerprint

think tank
civil society
Bangladesh
power relations
university
knowledge
resource
resources
policy
analysis
freedom

Keywords

  • Civil society
  • Bangladesh
  • Knowledge
  • Policy
  • Politics

Cite this

@article{8e4b791632b3456aad73bd73bacb4ff1,
title = "Knowledge creation in Bangladesh: institutional challenges and personal opportunities within civil society",
abstract = "This article offers an institutional and sociological analysis of knowledge generation and dissemination for policy in Bangladesh. Because institutions participating in knowledge generation remain largely understudied, the article focuses on analysing the means and challenges to knowledge creation, and the complex agency and power relations among and within think tanks and universities. The article concludes that the scarcity of domestic financial resources and the political co-option of think tanks and universities weaken academic freedom, fragment the knowledge creation process, and contribute to depoliticising research. Research-to-policy linkages are engineered through the personalised networks of a few strategic individuals.",
keywords = "Civil society, Bangladesh, Knowledge, Policy, Politics",
author = "Maitrot, {Mathilde Rose Louise}",
year = "2016",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1080/09614524.2016.1197887",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "683--695",
journal = "Development in Practice",
issn = "0961-4524",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Knowledge creation in Bangladesh

T2 - institutional challenges and personal opportunities within civil society

AU - Maitrot, Mathilde Rose Louise

PY - 2016/8

Y1 - 2016/8

N2 - This article offers an institutional and sociological analysis of knowledge generation and dissemination for policy in Bangladesh. Because institutions participating in knowledge generation remain largely understudied, the article focuses on analysing the means and challenges to knowledge creation, and the complex agency and power relations among and within think tanks and universities. The article concludes that the scarcity of domestic financial resources and the political co-option of think tanks and universities weaken academic freedom, fragment the knowledge creation process, and contribute to depoliticising research. Research-to-policy linkages are engineered through the personalised networks of a few strategic individuals.

AB - This article offers an institutional and sociological analysis of knowledge generation and dissemination for policy in Bangladesh. Because institutions participating in knowledge generation remain largely understudied, the article focuses on analysing the means and challenges to knowledge creation, and the complex agency and power relations among and within think tanks and universities. The article concludes that the scarcity of domestic financial resources and the political co-option of think tanks and universities weaken academic freedom, fragment the knowledge creation process, and contribute to depoliticising research. Research-to-policy linkages are engineered through the personalised networks of a few strategic individuals.

KW - Civil society

KW - Bangladesh

KW - Knowledge

KW - Policy

KW - Politics

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2016.1197887

U2 - 10.1080/09614524.2016.1197887

DO - 10.1080/09614524.2016.1197887

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 683

EP - 695

JO - Development in Practice

JF - Development in Practice

SN - 0961-4524

IS - 6

ER -