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Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research

Tina Haux

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447324089
eISBN:
9781447327974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324089.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Academics are increasingly required to demonstrate their impact on the wider world. The aim of this book is to compare and contextualise the dimensions of impact within the social sciences. Unlike ... More


NGOs, civil society and policy analysis: from mutual disinterest to reciprocal investment

Laurie Boussaguet and Charlotte Halpern

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role played by NGOs and civil society organizations in the development of policy analysis in France. Little attention has been devoted in the literature to systematically ... More


Dimension 1: The role of academic research in policymaking

Tina Haux

in Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447324089
eISBN:
9781447327974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324089.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In this chapter the role of academic research in policy-making is being discussed with reference to the policy-making literature. It critically explores the question of whether and if so, what kind ... More


Dimension 3: The nature and reach of impact

Tina Haux

in Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447324089
eISBN:
9781447327974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324089.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In this chapter the nature and reach of impact is evaluated and compared across the three sub-panels based on a typology that distinguishes between the effects on policy-making (new policy invention, ... More


Dimension 4: Taking the long view: looking back over 40 years of Social Policy

Tina Haux

in Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447324089
eISBN:
9781447327974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324089.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Based on 16 interviews with Social Policy Professors on the impact and influence they have had (or not had) over their professional lifecourse, the chapter picks up on themes set out in chapter 2 ... More


Summary and conclusions

Tina Haux

in Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447324089
eISBN:
9781447327974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324089.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Key themes coming out from the book are that there still seems to be a role for the academic as the expert on a topic over their role as producer of specific pieces or, even, programmes of research, ... More


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