Capturing imaginations, not wallets and podiums

March 17, 2017

The notion of capture—when one group in a partnership is allowed “home-field advantage”—is helpful in understanding some hurdles to successful collaboration across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. Last week, I outlined how sectoral capture undermines the very notion of transdisciplinary research. In this week’s installment of the capture series, I’ll talk about how sectoral capture is rampant in the way that the research sphere engages with the political sphere, on two big-ticket issues specifically.