About and Mission
Welcome to Policy Translation! It is a website run by Dr. Farhad Mukhtarov to build and maintain a professional community around the issues of public policy, governance and development. The specific focus is on the processes of the travel of policy innovations across all sort of boundaries — the process and the literature increasingly called as Policy Translation. The primary audience of this blog are Dr. Mukhtarov’s students at the International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague), and colleagues and professionals interested in the professional matters of development policy. Let me spell it loud and clear — this is a professional website to discuss academic and intellectual issue around teaching, research and change. This is not a personal blog.
Dr. Mukhtarov is an Assistant Professor of Governance and Development Policy at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Farhad is a policy scholar working on the issues of institutional design, policy mobility and the politics of knowing (framing, communication) in environmental (water) policy.
In addition to his scientific career, Farhad is an avid chess player and a former junior champion of Azerbaijan (twice). He enjoys reading, dancing and swimming in his free time. At the moment he is trying to learn (with various degrees and fanaticism and success) playing a piano. Feel free to comment and to contribute a post on this blog!
Email: farhad (at) policytranslation.eu
Comments section on this website is a good way to get in touch too.