Context: There have been increasing calls for more participation in policy making to allow for more inclusive policies. But what does this look like in practice? What models have been developed and tried? What has worked and what hasn’t? What are the implications of trying to be more inclusive. And, what does inclusivity even mean in a policy making context? The goal of this thesis is to start to answer these pressing questions and to related them to food policy.
Objective: The goal of this research is to identify and understand strategies for including people and their lived experiences, into policy making processes.
In this thesis, you will:
Undertake a literature review into inclusive governance (theory and practice)
Identify examples of inclusive governance from a broad range of sectors
Create a database of examples
Select an appropriate number of case studies to examine in greater depth
Collect data (including via interviews) to support description and analysis
On the basis of this, you will be expected to deliver concrete outputs.
Develop a clear research proposal building on a structured literature review and outlining clear methods for undertaking the research
Collect relevant literature and empirical cases to support the answering of the research question.
MSc thesis conforming to the criteria and quality indicators of the Rural Sociology Group.
Start date: February or March 2018
You are registered in one of the following MSc programmes: