Edited by H. K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe
Chapter 6: Policy as a body of expertise
This chapter discusses the perception of the policy process as a body of expertise by taking evidence-based policy making (EBPM) as the latest and most significant expression of this understanding. It is argued that EBPM shapes the policy process through time. At its core, EBPM is about the temporal design of the process in order to allow evidence and expertise to be integrated at every possible moment. The following questions are asked: Does EBPM have an effect on the policy process and, if this is the case, in which ways? How is the formulation of both policy problems and goals influenced when decision-making is based on facts? Do policy makers conceive of the past, present and future of their actions differently when informed by evidence? In answering these questions, the chapter brings together critical research on expertise and evidence with literature addressing the temporal features of policy making.
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