Bridging the gap between academia and policy has been the effort of many projects and institutions. In this Dahrendorf Analysis, Julia Himmrich highlights the academic debate about influencing policy and the often cited issues, such as access and communication between researchers and policy makers. She argues that one way for academics to start bridging the gap is to learn from others who seek to influence policy and to think in advocacy terms.
About the author
Julia Himmrich is a Dahrendorf Research Associate and PhD student in the International Relation’s Department of the London School of Economics. Her doctoralresearch focuses on the role of Germany in the status negotiations of Kosovo.