evidence-based policy-making

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Evidence-based policy – Problem 3: Getting academic research to parliamentary select committees

Recent blog posts have focused on challenges faced by researchers seeking to influence public policy, including getting academic research to government policy markers (by Nick Hillman) and ‘Six reasons why it is unrealistic for research to drive policy’ (by James Lloyd). In this piece, Andrew Le Sueur (Professor of Constitutional Justice at the University of … Continue reading

Evidence-based policy – Problem 2: Should academics be expected to change policy? Six reasons why it is unrealistic for research to drive policy change

This is the second piece in our theme this week on how academic researchers can influence policy. The first piece, by Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, is available here. This piece, by James Lloyd, Director of the Strategic Society Centre, originally appeared on the LSE Impact Blog and is reposted under … Continue reading

Evidence-based policy – Problem 1: Getting academic research to government policy makers

This week UKAJI focuses on research impact and in particular how academic researchers can influence policy. This issue has been highlighted in a recent inquiry by Sir Stephen Sedley, who considered the scale and significance of non-publication of government-commissioned research. His report, Missing Evidence,  found that only 4 out of 24 government departments maintain a database of … Continue reading

Rapid response: What do we know about immigration detention?

This ‘rapid response’ research review has been commissioned by UKAJI and prepared by Oliver Marshall. It is the first of our ‘What do we know?’ series of reviews and seminars exploring the research evidence on specific timely topics. The issue of time limits for ‘administrative detention’ has received attention recently in the media and among … Continue reading

Analysis: Varda Bondy & Maurice Sunkin ask “How Many JRs are too many?”

[This was first published on the UKCLA blog on 25 October 2013] Triggered by the government’s consultation paper Judicial Review Proposals for Reforms published in December 2012, much has been written about the volume of judicial review challenges in the Administrative Court.  As is well known, the government has largely justified its programme of reforms to judicial … Continue reading