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dc.contributor.authorCairney, Paulen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T22:12:22Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-08T22:12:22Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23010-
dc.description.abstractNational governments use evidence selectively to argue that a successful policy intervention in one local area should be emulated in others ('evidence-based best practice'). However, the value of such evidence is always limited because there is: disagreement on the best way to gather evidence of policy success, uncertainty regarding the extent to which we can draw general conclusions from specific evidence, and local policymaker opposition to interventions not developed in local areas. How do governments respond to this dilemma? This article identifies the Scottish Government response: it supports three potentially contradictory ways to gather evidence and encourage emulationen_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen_UK
dc.relationCairney P (2017) Evidence-based best practice is more political than it looks: a case study of the 'Scottish Approach'. Evidence and Policy, 13 (3), pp. 499-515. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426416X14609261565901en_UK
dc.rightsThis article is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectScottish Approachen_UK
dc.subjectbest practiceen_UK
dc.subjectevidence-based policymakingen_UK
dc.subjectscaling upen_UK
dc.titleEvidence-based best practice is more political than it looks: a case study of the 'Scottish Approach'en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1332/174426416X14609261565901en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEvidence and Policyen_UK
dc.citation.issn1744-2656en_UK
dc.citation.issn1744-2648en_UK
dc.citation.volume13en_UK
dc.citation.issue3en_UK
dc.citation.spage499en_UK
dc.citation.epage515en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.author.emailp.a.cairney@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date17/04/2016en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPoliticsen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000408253400007en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85027251191en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid575546en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9956-832Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2016-03-14en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2016-03-29en_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectThe Constitutional Future of Scotland and the United Kingdomen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefES/L003325/1en_UK
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