Monthly Archives: June 2014

Open Policy Making: Procedural or Instrumental?

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Jill Rutter of the Institute for Government writes about the UK Government’s approach to ‘open policy making’. One of the questions at the SKAPE launch on Thursday was whether the UK government was pursuing open policy making for procedural (increasing involvement, democratic engagement in the policy making process) or for instrumental reasons (getting better results).   …Continue Reading

Why real policy impact is so difficult to evidence

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Many of us recently went through the painful experience of trying to evidence the impact of research on policy, as part of the REF 2014 process. One of the problems with this endeavour is that policy-makers are likely to be reticent about the influence of research precisely in cases where it has affected policy. Yes,   …Continue Reading