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To bridge the divide between evidence and policy: reduce ambiguity as much as uncertainty

Abstract:

Policy makers cannot consider all evidence relevant to policy. They use two shortcuts—emotions and beliefs to understand problems and “rational” ways of establishing the best evidence on solutions—to act quickly in complex, multilevel policy-making environments. Many studies only address one part of this problem. Improving the supply of evidence helps reduce scientific and policy maker uncertainty. However, policy makers also combine their beliefs with limited evidence to reduce ambiguity by ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/puar.12555

Authors


Cairney, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Wellstead, A More by this author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Public Administration Review Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
3
Pages:
399–402
Publication date:
2016
DOI:
EISSN:
1540-6210
ISSN:
0033-3352
URN:
uuid:0ee12208-7d3c-49cf-8bd4-3bb6455e432b
Source identifiers:
612863
Local pid:
pubs:612863

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