The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Immigration Policy and Social Research

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Why do politicians and civil servants commission research and what use do they make of it in policymaking? The received wisdom is that research contributes to improving government policy. Christina Boswell challenges this view, arguing that policymakers are just as likely to value expert knowledge for two alternative reasons: as a way of lending authority to their preferences; or to signal their capacity to make sound decisions. Boswell develops a compelling new theory of the role of knowledge in policy, showing how ...

The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Immigration Policy and Social Research 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107404410

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The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Immigration Policy and Social Research 2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521517416

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