Evidence versus politics : Exploiting research in UK drug policy making? Hardback
The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism.
Critics point out that 'policy-based evidence' characterises the relationship more accurately.
Analysing the role and nature of evidence in the context of UK drug policy and drawing on a range of theories of the policy process and research utilisation, this book pursues an alternative route for conceptualising the evidence and policy connection, which moves beyond zero-sum statements of evidence-based policy and policy-based evidence.
It will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Policy Press
- Publication Date: 17/01/2011
- Category: Public administration
- ISBN: 9781847426970
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