Scientists as policy-makers: Towards a new partnership

Wiltshire, Kenneth (2001) Scientists as policy-makers: Towards a new partnership. International Social Science Journal, 170 4: 621-636. doi:10.1111/1468-2451.00349


Author Wiltshire, Kenneth
Title Scientists as policy-makers: Towards a new partnership
Journal name International Social Science Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-8701
Publication date 2001-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1468-2451.00349
Volume 170
Issue 4
Start page 621
End page 636
Total pages 16
Editor A.Kazancigil
D.Makinson
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Blackwells
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370102 Social Policy and Planning
720403 Management
Abstract There is an urgent need to link social science research with policy making to address many key issues confronting countries across the globe. Policy makers need the benefit of social science research which is relevant, timely, transdisciplinary, methodologically capable of capturing global and local trends, swift to respond to fundamental issues, and offering findings which are clearly articulated, effectively disseminated, and oriented to outcomes. For this a new partnership is needed between social scientists and policy makers. We can gain a clearer picture of the nature of this desired partnership by probing the dichotomy between the world of science and the world of policy making. The experience of UNESCO and its programme Management of Social Transformations provides some valuable lessons.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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