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Evidence versus politics : exploiting research in UK drug policy making

Author: Mark Peter Monaghan
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, Ore. : Policy, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a new model for evidence-based policy in UK drug policy and will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Peter Monaghan
ISBN: 9781847426970 1847426972
OCLC Number: 663446076
Description: ix, 187 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Primacy of the research and policy connection in the 'Western Hemisphere' --
Fluctuating research and policy connection: policy modernisation and the evidential 'turn' --
Summary --
Established criticisms of the evidence-based policy movement --
A critical appraisal of the criticisms of evidence-based policy making --
Knowledge brokering and translation: bridging the divide? --
Politicised policies: the impact of politics, the media and public opinion --
Summary --
The making and legacy of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 --
New Labour, the modernising agenda and evidence-based drug policy? --
Summary --
Pluralist accounts of the policy process --
Modifying the ACF --
The organisation of the drug classification policy subsystem --
Summary --
Perspectives of the nature of evidence in UK drug classification decision making --
The plurality of evidence as a hierarchy of evidence? --
Summary Note continued: Appreciations of the causes of 'drug harm' and the impact on 'evidence' in the UK drug classification system --
The significance of the position of evidence in policy --
Summary --
Contestability, certitude and flux in concept formation --
Modelling the evidence and policy connection --
An overview of the established models of research utilisation --
Evolutionary model --
An appraisal of the evolutionary model and the potential of a processual model --
Summary --
Whereunto for evidence-based policy?.
Responsibility: by Mark Monaghan.
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