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ERIC Number: EJ1132381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
The Value of Words: Narrative as Evidence in Policy Making
Epstein, Dmitry; Farina, Cynthia; Heidt, Josiah
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v10 n2 p243-258 May 2014
Policy makers today rely primarily on technical data as their basis for decision making. Yet, there is a potentially underestimated value in substantive reflections of the members of the public who will be affected by a particular regulation. Viewing professional policy makers and professional commenters as a community of practice, we describe their limited shared repertoire with the lay members of the public as a significant barrier to participation. Based on our work with Regulation Room, we offer an initial typology of narratives--complexity, contributory context, unintended consequences, and reframing--as a first step towards overcoming conceptual barriers to effective civic engagement in policy making.
Policy Press. University of Bristol, 1-9 Old Park Hill, Bristol BS2 8BB, UK. Tel: +44-117-954-5940; e-mail: pp-info@policypress.co.uk; Web site: https://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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