Alastair Stark

Political Science and International Studies

Title: ‘Failure to Learn or Failures of Learning? Political Studies and the Public Inquiry’

Respondent: Ian Hesketh

Brief abstract: Political scientists have tended to dismiss the public inquiry as an ineffectual lesson-learner. However, significant issues with inquiry scholarship suggests that it is the academy rather than the state that is failing to learn. This paper responds to these issues by examining the inquiry as policy learning mechanism within the modern state.

About IASH Public Seminar Series

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Public Seminar Program Semester 1, 2021

Disciplines in Conversation

Health and safety requirements permitting, the seminars will be held on:

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00–5:30pm
Location: Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower (Seminar Room), UQ, St Lucia QLD 4072.


Forgan Smith Tower, Level 4, UQ, St Lucia
Seminar Room