Based on a four-year research project which highlights the important role of community organisations as intermediaries between community and culture, this book analyses the role played by cultural intermediaries who seek to mitigate the worst effects of social exclusion through engaging communities with different forms of cultural consumption and production. The authors challenge policymakers who see cultural intermediation as an inexpensive fix to social problems and explore the difficulty for intermediaries to rapidly adapt their activity to the changing public-sector landscape and offer alternative frameworks for future practice.
137 ELEVEN Working through intermediaries In Chapter Nine, ‘intermediaries’ were characterised as ‘brokers’, negotiating a relationship between the community and policy actors. It was suggested that such intermediaries bridge the potential divide between community groups looking to put together plans, and either the planning authority – that might be looking to use the neighbourhood perspective in some way – or service providers, which might be steered by the content of a community-based plan. Given the thrust of local government reform in the 2000s
This is the first book about the intermediary scheme, criminal justice’s untold ‘good news story’. Intermediaries are independent communication specialists who assist children and vulnerable adults at police interviews and trials, helping to improve the quality of their evidence and providing access to justice for those who previously had been excluded. Richly illustrated with case examples through intermediaries’ own descriptions of their work, the book also includes feedback from justice system personnel and over 70 judges.
This unique book provides a comprehensive explanation of how intermediaries work in practice and gives ‘behind the scenes’ insights into the criminal process. It will be of interest to practitioners and the wider public in England and Wales and encourage consideration of the scheme elsewhere.
85© The Policy Press • 2008 • ISSN 1744 2648 pr ac tic e Key words intermediaries • private sector • consultancy approaches • consultancy–client relationships the role of intermediaries in getting evidence into policy and practice: some useful lessons from examining consultancy–client relationships Chih Hoong Sin1 The evidence-based policy and practice movement increasingly recognises the potential role of intermediaries. Unfortunately, there is little systematic attempt at defining who intermediaries may be, what they can potentially do and how they do what
183 Evidence & Policy • vol 13 • no 2 • 183–200 • © Policy Press 2017 • #EVPOL Print ISSN 1744 2648 • Online ISSN 1744 2656 • https://doi.org/10.1332/1744264 6X14538259555968 Accepted for publication 02 December 2015 • First published online 27 January 2016 Factors that impact how civil society intermediaries perceive evidence William L Allen, email@example.com University of Oxford, UK Civil society organisations increasingly mediate the creation and exchange of evidence in their activities with policy-makers and practitioners. This article
7 TWO The intermediary scheme in England and Wales Of all the legislative special measures intended to assist vulnerable witnesses, intermediaries have the greatest potential to help those with a communication need to give their best evidence. In the UK, 1% of people are estimated to have speech, language or communication problems sufficient to affect everyday functioning: this may be an underestimate (Enderby and Davies, 1989; Bryan et al, 1991). More than a million children suffer from speech, language and communication difficulties (Department for
55 Voluntary Sector Review • vol 9 • no 1 • 55–72 • © Policy Press 2018 Print ISSN 2040 8056 • Online ISSN 2040 8064 • https://doi.org/10.1332/204080518X15199961331653 Accepted for publication 24 January 2018 • First published online 16 March 2018 research The intermediary organisational structure of voluntary associations1 Heinz-Dieter Horch, firstname.lastname@example.org German Sport University, Cologne, Germany The organisational structure of voluntary associations has usually been described as ‘unbureaucratic’, and accordingly the managerial advice has been to
Key messages Only 37.2% of coded uses of BIBS in articles included explicit definitions. Brokers were commonly defined in health as people engaged in multiple functions. Intermediaries were commonly defined in education as research-disseminating organisations. Boundary spanners were commonly defined in environment as relationship-building entities. Background The use of research evidence in decision making depends, in part, on its transfer between researchers and practitioners or policymakers. However, there are well-documented challenges to the
). Knowledge Brokerage Intermediaries (KBIs) are individuals and organisations that aim to broker the intermediary space between the use and production of research evidence. Examples of KBI organisations can include: portals to communicate research findings to potential users of evidence; knowledge brokerage organisations, including What Works Centres (WWCs) and research observatories (such as the International Public Policy Observatory on COVID-19); university offices to communicate research findings; evidence advisory systems for governments. The strategies
43 TWO Mapping cultural intermediaries Lisa De Propris Theorising cultural intermediation Since Bourdieu (1984) introduced the concept of cultural intermediaries, a wealth of empirical studies have deployed and refined the concept (O’Brien et al, 2011; Maguire and Matthews, 2012). Here, theory development is blighted not by the definition of culture or cultural intermediaries per se, but by the remarkable breadth of areas to which the concept has been applied. To pick on just a few of these, studies of cultural intermediaries have examined: critics and