Competing for policy influence: the ups and downs of social science evidence
Conveners Chris Caswill and Ashley Lenihan
Date: 17 October 2013, 13.00-17.30
This seminar will explore the core themes of knowledge intermediaries, hierarchies of impact, expectations and time horizons. The presentations will examine the contributions of social science evidence, the ways in which they are shaped by policy contexts, and the alternative sources of advice and information which influence policy outcomes. The aim is to raise issues for subsequent seminars and to identify the conditions under which social science evidence can be applied in different contexts.