FLAWS IN ‘DISSEMINATION’
Pushing’ research evidence gets us only so far.
Linear approaches to evidence have a long history but they severe limitation.
by Anna Hopkins
Published by: British Politics, (2019) 14, 1, 1-22
This paper sets out how governments can, and do, use evidence for policy in political environments. It argues that ‘evidence-based policy’ and ‘policy-based evidence’ are political slogans, and describes more meaningful ways in which to consider how governments can, and do, use evidence for policy in political environments. The paper synthesises policy theories to identify the limits to the use of evidence in policy, and case studies of ‘families’ policies’ to show how governments use evidence politically.
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