Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice | LSE Review of Books

An interesting mini-review of an interesting book, The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice, by Martyn Hammersly, questioning the limits of evidence-based policy. I like the conclusion of the review, as in the end, still better than the alternatives:

In the end, I find myself describing evidence-based policy as Churchill described democracy – the worst option excepting all others. Although this book dispelled some of the mythology, when it comes to evidence-based policy, to borrow a phrase from The X-Files, “I want to believe.”

Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice | LSE Review of Books.

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

One Response to Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice | LSE Review of Books

  1. Pingback: Livre: Le mythe des politiques publiques “scientifiquement prouvées” ? | La Vigie de l'éval

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