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dc.contributor.authorCairney, Paulen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-26T01:01:46Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-26T01:01:46Z-
dc.date.issued2020-02-12en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30831-
dc.description.abstractI describe a policy theory story in which a decentred state results from choice and necessity. Governments often choose not to centralise policymaking but they would not succeed if they tried. Many policy scholars take this story for granted, but it is often ignored in other academic disciplines and wider political debate. Instead, commentators call for more centralisation to deliver more accountable, ‘rational,’ and ‘evidence-based’ policymaking. Such contradictory arguments, about the feasibility and value of government centralisation, raise an ever-present dilemma for governments to accept or challenge decentring. They also accentuate a modern dilemma about how to seek ‘evidence-based policymaking’ in a decentred state. I identify three ideal-type ways in which governments can address both dilemmas consistently. I then identify their ad hoc use by UK and Scottish governments. Although each government has a reputation for more or less centralist approaches, both face similar dilemmas and address them in similar ways. Their choices reflect their need to appear to be in control while dealing with the fact that they are not.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationCairney P (2020) The myth of 'evidence-based policymaking' in a decentred state. Public Policy and Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076720905016en_UK
dc.rightsCairney P, The myth of 'evidence-based policymaking' in a decentred state, Public Policy and Administration (Forthcoming). Copyright © The Author 2020. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076720905016en_UK
dc.rights.urihttps://storre.stir.ac.uk/STORREEndUserLicence.pdfen_UK
dc.subjectDecentred stateen_UK
dc.subjectevidence-based policymakingen_UK
dc.subjectpolicy implementationen_UK
dc.subjectpolicy processen_UK
dc.subjecttheories of the policy processen_UK
dc.titleThe myth of 'evidence-based policymaking' in a decentred stateen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0952076720905016en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePublic Policy and Administrationen_UK
dc.citation.issn1749-4192en_UK
dc.citation.issn0952-0767en_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderESRC Economic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.date12/02/2020en_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPoliticsen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1588319en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9956-832Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-08-21en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-03-25en_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectThe Constitutional Future of Scotland and the United Kingdomen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefES/L003325/1en_UK
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