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Published: 16 January 2014

240 Pages | 1 map; 5 charts; 8 tables


ISBN: 9780199003037

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The Evolution of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Canada

Shaun P. Young

  • New ways of thinking about how policy is created. Research is generated from a variety of sources, but it is not always used in government planning and policy development. This title considers the reason for that in the Canadian context.
  • Crime, tax, environment, and education. All of these are important components of government decision-making. This book discusses how each of these fields is informed (or fails to be informed) by research and how this in turn influences policy.
  • Top scholars from a range of disciplines. Academics across a range of fields consider how the research generated in their area has traditionally been used by governments in Canada.
  • Scholars with experience in the civil service. Ben Levin, previous deputy minister, and Irvin Waller, former director general, bring a fresh understanding of the workings of government.
  • Strategic understanding. Topics such as policy advisory systems, research brokering organizations, and knowledge mobilization are part of the exploration of how research makes its way into the hands of decision-makers.
  • Ground-breaking and without competition. This is the first book of its kind to address in a single collection the "state of the art" in evidence-based policy-making in a range of policy areas in Canada.

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