Special Issue Paper
Scientists as lobbyists? How science can make its voice heard in the South African policy-making arena
Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Public Affairs
Special Issue: Aspects of Public Affairs in a Changing Continent: African Perspectives
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 287–296, November 2011
How to Cite
Funke, N., Nienaber, S. and Henwood, R. (2011), Scientists as lobbyists? How science can make its voice heard in the South African policy-making arena. J. Publ. Aff., 11: 287–296. doi: 10.1002/pa.421
- Issue online: 24 NOV 2011
- Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2011
This paper examines the complexity of the South African policy-making context and its official and non-official actors and investigates the challenges that scientists face when trying to exert their influence here in order to strengthen the science–policy interface. Based on this analysis, the paper makes preliminary recommendations on how scientists can venture to lobby policy-makers in spite of the many obstacles they face. The main areas of interest in this paper are the science–policy interface, the policy-making process and lobbying. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.