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dc.contributor.authorCairney, Paulen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T11:35:37Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-09T11:35:37Z-
dc.date.issued2019-03en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26335-
dc.description.abstractIt is easy to show that the UK Government rarely conducts ‘evidence-based policymaking’, but not to describe a politically feasible use of evidence in Westminster politics. Rather, we need to understand developments from a policymaker’s perspective before we can offer advice to which they will pay attention. ‘Policy based evidence’ (PBE) is a dramatic political slogan, not a way to promote pragmatic discussion. We need to do more than declare PBE if we seek to influence the relationship between evidence and policymaking. To produce more meaningful categories we need clearer criteria which take into account the need to combine evidence, values, and political judgement. To that end, I synthesize policy theories to identify the limits to the use of evidence in policy, and case studies of ‘families policies’ to show how governments use evidence politically.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_UK
dc.relationCairney P (2019) The UK government's imaginative use of evidence to make policy. British Politics, 14 (1), pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41293-017-0068-2en_UK
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2018 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en_UK
dc.subjectevidence-based policyen_UK
dc.subjectpolicy-based evidenceen_UK
dc.subjecttroubled families policyen_UK
dc.subjectearlyinterventionen_UK
dc.subjectWestminster politicsen_UK
dc.titleThe UK government's imaginative use of evidence to make policyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/s41293-017-0068-2en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Politicsen_UK
dc.citation.issn1746-9198en_UK
dc.citation.issn1746-918Xen_UK
dc.citation.volume14en_UK
dc.citation.issue1en_UK
dc.citation.spage1en_UK
dc.citation.epage22en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailp.a.cairney@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date05/01/2018en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPoliticsen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:465176700001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85040040055en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid508752en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9956-832Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2017-10-02en_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2017-12-08en_UK
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