Episode 3: A humble approach to policy-making

Nourishing Touch (Kehittävä ote) is a podcast series by MDI.

A humble approach to policy-making, based on Professor Charles F. Sabel’s Experimentalist Governance theory, could help the Finnish Government in living up to its pledges for continuous learning, new forms of interaction with stakeholders and long-term policy-making through improved collaboration with parliament.

In a context characterised by complexity, nonlinearity and uncertainty, it is impossible to arrive at an adequate, let alone optimal solution to a problem without comparing the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches in the contexts where they are applied.

Professor Sabel

Professor Charles F. Sabel from Columbia Law School and Silva Mertsola from think tank Demos Helsinki share their thoughts about humble approach to policy-making. This podcast is part of the Steering2020 project.