The Politics of Evidence: From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

by Justin Parkhurst
Taylor & Francis Group, October 2016

197 pp. 9.6 MB
http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/pdf/10.4324/9781315675008?DrmAccessMode=offline

There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast majority of work on the subject has failed to engage with the political nature of decision making and how this influences the ways in which evidence will be used (or misused) within political areas. This book provides new insights into the nature of political bias with regards to evidence and critically considers what an ‘improved’ use of evidence would look like from a policymaking perspective.

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