The devil’s in the details is a common saying about policy proposals. Perhaps we need a similar saying for policy research, something like the devil’s in the caveats..
Those who are ultimately responsible for evaluating policy in any democracy, or non-specialists, have great difficulty understanding what research implies about policy, and specialists often have difficulty understanding what citizens and policymakers most hope to learn from policy research. This problem creates great difficulty for Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiments, which are now getting underway in several countries.
This month RSA Scotland will host Karl Widerquist, Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University and author of 'The Devil’s in the Caveats: A Critical Analysis of Basic Income Experiments for Researchers, Policymakers, and Citizens.'
Join us for a lively discussion, as Widerquist explores the difficulties of conducting UBI experiments, communicating results, and the many barriers that make it difficult for specialists and non-specialists to understand each other.
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Location: STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG.