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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1332/030557310X550150|
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The boundary between academic research and policy making is characterised by at least two different sets of ‘troubles’. This article draws on the author’s experience as scientific adviser to a UK government department to highlight the often-problematic relationship between researchers and policy actors, and to tease out conflicting understandings of the value and robustness of different kinds of ‘evidence’. The article assesses the contributions of both governance theory and theories of governmentality to understanding the case material, and challenges the idea that there might be a new settlement between social science and policy that represents a ‘post-ideological’ turn in policy making.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Policy Press|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Janet Newman|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jan 2012 11:02|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 17:19|
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