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Reframing evidence synthesis as rhetorical action in the policy making drama.

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This paper presents a novel conceptualization of policy making as social drama. The selection and presentation of evidence for policy making, including the choice of which questions to ask, which evidence to compile in a synthesis and which syntheses to bring to the policy making table, should be considered as moves in a rhetorical argumentation game and not as the harvesting of objective facts to be fed into a logical decision-making sequence. Viewing policy making as argument does not mean ...

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10.12927/hcpol.2006.17873

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Healthcare policy = Politiques de sante More from this journal
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
34-42
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1715-6580
ISSN:
1715-6572
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:504216
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uuid:22054c0f-d658-415b-bdc6-0a2baac3529a
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pubs:504216
Source identifiers:
504216
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2015-03-13

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