Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) 10th Anniversary Conference

Bevan, S. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


From the 15th to the 17th of June 2017 the 10th Anniversary meeting of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) was held at the University of Edinburgh and chaired by myself, Dr. Shaun Bevan with co-chairs Professor Will Jennings (University of Southampton), Dr. Herschel Thomas (University of Texas) and Dr. Isabelle Engeli (University of Bath). The meeting will consisted of over 90 participants from more than 50 universities from Europe, North America and Asia and included both academics and representative from the Scottish Parliament engaged in research presentations and open discussion of public policy and policy-making cross-nationally. Previously held at numerous locations and universities around the world, from a small island in Pungent Sound off the coast of Seattle to The Hague, Barcelona and Geneva, CAP conferences are as diverse as they are unique. A reception was hosted in the Scottish Parliament with the support of Professor Adam Tomkins, MSP and the Scottish Futures Forum. The open access policy attention data created by the CAP offers a useful and evolving tool for the public, academics and even government to see and understand what issues are on government and other political agendas over long periods of time, in various outputs (e.g. bills, reports) and across numerous governments. For example, CAP data can help government understand policy trends and comparative policy-making, it can build public transparency on the functioning and attention of government, and for both students and researchers the CAP helps engagement with and the understanding of both detailed and “big data” on policy.
Period15 Jun 201717 Jun 2017
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom