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Evidence-based policymaking and the ‘new policy sciences’

[I wasn’t happy with the first version, so this is version 2, to be enjoyed with the see ppt & MP3 ] In the ‘new policy sciences’, Chris Weible and I advocate: a return to Lasswell’s vision of combining policy analysis (to recommend policy … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policymaking and the ‘new policy sciences’

I have given a series of talks to explain why we should think of ‘evidence-based policymaking’ as a myth or political slogan, not an ideal scenario or something to expect from policymaking in the real world. They usually involve encouraging … Continue reading

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Teaching evidence based policy to fly: how to deal with the politics of policy learning and transfer

This post provides (a generous amount of) background for my ANZSOG talk Teaching evidence based policy to fly: transferring sound policies across the world. The event’s description sums up key conclusions in the literature on policy learning and policy transfer: … Continue reading

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The Politics of Evidence-Based Policymaking: ANZSOG talks

This post introduces a series of related talks on ‘the politics of evidence-based policymaking’ (EBPM) that I’m giving as part of larger series of talks during this ANZOG-funded/organised trip. The EBPM talks begin with a discussion of the same three … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policymaking: political strategies for scientists living in the real world

Note: I wrote the following discussion (last year) to be a Nature Comment but it was not to be! Nature articles on evidence-based policymaking often present what scientists would like to see: rules to minimise bias caused by the cognitive … Continue reading

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Debating the politics of evidence-based policy

My new essay on evidence-based policy is now out in the current issue of Public Administration: https://t.co/6qabMyvYa6. Nothing personal, @CairneyPaul @justinparkhurst @ProfStoker @MarkEvansACT… hope to continue the debate! — Joshua Newman (@_joshuanewman) December 20, 2017 Joshua Newman has provided an … Continue reading

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Evidence based medicine provides a template for evidence based policy, but not in the way you expect

Guest post by Dr Kathryn Oliver and Dr Warren Pearce to celebrate the publication of their new Open Access article ‘Three lessons from evidence-based medicine and policy‘ in Palgrave Communications, Part of the  Open Access series ‘politics of evidence based policymaking‘ … Continue reading

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What do we need to know about the politics of evidence-based policymaking?

Today, I’m helping to deliver a new course – Engaging Policymakers Training Programme – piloted by the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the UCL. Right now, it’s for UCL staff (and mostly early career researchers). My bit is about how we … Continue reading

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Evidence based policymaking: 7 key themes

I looked back at my blog posts on the politics of ‘evidence based policymaking’ and found that I wrote quite a lot (particularly from 2016). Here is a list based on 7 key themes. 1. Use psychological insights to influence … Continue reading

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Psychology Based Policy Studies: 5 heuristics to maximise the use of evidence in policymaking

Richard Kwiatkowski and I combine policy studies and psychology to (a) take forward ‘Psychology Based Policy Studies’, and (b) produce practical advice for actors engaged in the policy process. Most policy studies, built on policy theory, explain policy processes without … Continue reading

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The Science of Evidence-based Policymaking: How to Be Heard

How to be heard https://t.co/VUhyxgHvOa pic.twitter.com/yyUM0uhaqk — ProfessorPaulCairney (@CairneyPaul) February 9, 2017 Do's and don'ts for scientists who want to shape policy https://t.co/uRBhH2H0mG — Public Policy (@Undpublicpolicy) February 10, 2017 I was interviewed in Science, on the topic of evidence-based … Continue reading

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We all want ‘evidence based policy making’ but how do we do it?

Here are some notes for my talk to the Scottish Government on Thursday as part of its ‘inaugural ‘evidence in policy week’. The advertised abstract is as follows: A key aim in government is to produce ‘evidence based’ (or ‘informed’) … Continue reading

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How can political actors take into account the limitations of evidence-based policy-making? 5 key points

These notes are for my brief panel talk at the European Parliament-European University Institute ‘Policy Roundtable’: Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making: Concepts, Practice and Governance. As you can see from the programme description, the broader theme is about how … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy Making: 5 things you need to know and do

These are some opening remarks for my talk on EBPM at Open Society Foundations (New York), 24th October 2016. The OSF recorded the talk, so you can listen below, externally, or by right clicking and saving. Please note that it … Continue reading

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The theory and practice of evidence-based policy transfer: can we learn how to reduce territorial inequalities?

I am now part of a large EU-funded Horizon2020 project called IMAJINE (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe), which begins in January 2017. It is led by Professor Michael Woods at Aberystwyth University and has … Continue reading

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We need better descriptions than ‘evidence-based policy’ and ‘policy-based evidence’: the case of UK government ‘troubled families’ policy

Here is the dilemma for ‘evidence-based’ ‘troubled families’ policy: there are many indicators of ‘policy based evidence’ but few (if any) feasible and ‘evidence based’ alternatives. Viewed from the outside, TF looks like a cynical attempt to produce a quick … Continue reading

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The Politics of Evidence-based Policymaking in 2500 words

Here is a 2500 word draft of an entry to the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia (public administration and policy) on EBPM. It brings together some thoughts in previous posts and articles.  Evidence-based Policymaking (EBPM) has become one of many valence terms that seem … Continue reading

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Idealism versus pragmatism in politics and policymaking: Labour, Brexit, and evidence-based policymaking

In a series of heroic leaps of logic, I aim to highlight some important links between three current concerns: Labour’s leadership contest, the Brexit vote built on emotion over facts, and the insufficient use of evidence in policy. In each … Continue reading

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There is no blueprint for evidence-based policy, so what do you do?

In my speech to COPOLAD I began by stating that, although we talk about our hopes for evidence-based policy and policymaking (EBP and EBPM), we don’t really know what it is. I also argued that EBPM is not like our … Continue reading

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The Politics of Evidence Based Policymaking:3 messages

Really, it’s three different ways to make the same argument in the number of words that suits you: Guardian post (700 words): ‘When presenting evidence to policymakers, scientists and other experts need to engage with the policy process that exists, … Continue reading

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