Good information is required for good decision making: Why transdisciplinarity matters

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The science we need for good public policy is by necessity a transdisciplinary science. In countries such as Germany, natural scientists were joined from the outset in dealing with the pandemic by experts from social sciences and even normative disciplines like philosophical ethics. This transparent inclusivity of a range of perspectives was not, however, universal.

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Special Reports – ‘The Future is Now’ – ‘Social Cohesion’ – ‘NZ’s Place in the World’

Koi Tū SPECIAL REPORTS Two reports on how New Zealand and the world can emerge from the COVID pandemic with a fairer, happier and more resilient society. These papers are instructive for all countries as they turn to face what the future could look like.

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Governments knew a pandemic was a threat – here’s why they weren’t better prepared

How is it possible that we were not ready? Not only had Bill Gates been banging on about this for a long time, but pandemics also featured strongly on regional and national risk registers produced by governments and bureaucrats, as well as international registers from non-governmental organisations.… Read More

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