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Krapp, Max-Christopher; Pannowitsch, Sylvia – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Following an interpretative approach this paper investigates the role of knowledge orders, understood as settings which attribute relevance to specific expertise. The changing patterns of incorporation of expertise in policy formulation as well as public justification are analysed for German and British labour market policy. From a comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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Oakley, Ann – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
The contrasting careers of two government-sponsored commissions of inquiry in the late 1960s are the focus of this paper, which examines what can be learnt from them about the impact, or lack of impact, of such bodies on policy making. The Wootton Report on cannabis, published in 1968, had its recommendations rejected by the government that had…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Government Role, Marijuana, Drug Abuse