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This article discusses recent developments in thinking about what constitutes good policy making, and in particular the role of ‘evidence’ in that activity. Recognising the current emphasis on evidence based policy-making, it seeks first to trace...
This paper draws on the initial experience of the Welsh Assembly Government's approach to policy-making to draw out some of the potential tensions between policy based on a participative model and evidence-based policy-making. The overall outcome in...
This article critically reviews the approach to evidence based policy-making (EBPM) advanced in the Labour government's modernisation agenda. The article contends that EBPM must be understood as a project focused on enhancing the techniques of...
The notion of evidence-based policy making (EBP) has gained renewed currency in the UK in the context of the current Labour Government's commitment to modernise government. Thus, a key driver of modernisation is seen as evidence based policy making...
The Modernising Government agenda stresses the need for policy to be evidence-based. Yet there is still a general perception that research rarely impacts on policy making. Strategies to increase the connection between evidence and policy have...
Education is a powerful intervention in the lives of children and their parents. As such it could probably contribute significantly to efforts to improve society. To do so there would need to be agreement regarding: what sort of society we seek to...
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