Evidence-based policy making and social science

Gerry STOKER, Mark EVANS

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Abstract

There are good reasons why social science and evidence-based policy making are not always in tune with each other. The aim of this chapter is to help improve and advance the relationship between the two, but, equally, we do not want to fall into the trap of being naive about the inherently challenging character of the relationship. There are features of the way that policy processes operate and social science works that create tensions in the relationship. It is these tensions that we explore in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationMethods that Matter
EditorsGerry Stoker, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter1
Pages15-28
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781447329381
ISBN (Print)9781447329374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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