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The silent expansion of welfare to work policies: how policies are enhanced through the use of categorizations, evidence-based knowledge and self-governance

Mathias H. Nielsen, Sophie Danneris, and Niklas A. Andersen

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter explores how Danish WTW policies have recently been implemented and extended while to a large degree avoiding the hazards of public justification. The chapter investigates three cases, ... More


Seeing like a Jail, 1: Evidence and Expertise

Judah Schept

in Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479810710
eISBN:
9781479802821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapters 5 and 6 examine the production of local knowledge about crime and incarceration to better account for the role of that knowledge in shaping the county’s carceral politics. Chapter 5 looks at ... More


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


Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective

Florent Bédécarrats, Isabelle Guérin, and François Roubaud (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865360
eISBN:
9780191898266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865360.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In October 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer jointly won the 51st Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for their experimental approach to ... More


From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare: An International Reader

Aron Shlonsky and Rami Benbenishty (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973729
eISBN:
9780199386703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973729.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The terms ‘Evidence-Based,’ ‘evidence-informed,’ ‘best practice’, and ‘effective’ have become ubiquitous in scholarly and professional publications, government documents, funding applications, and ... More


Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Americans like to believe that the medical care we get from our doctors is based on solid scientific evidence. We hear often that American medical care and medical research are the best in the world. ... More


Social Work Science and Evidence

Ian Shaw

in Social Work Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166409
eISBN:
9780231541602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapters 6 to 8 take up three central themes in the nature and purpose of social work science: science as evidence, science as understanding, and science as justice. Beginning chapter 6 with the view ... More


Using Implementation Science to Improve Service and Practice in Child Welfare: Actions and Essential Elements

Robyn Mildon, Nancy Dickinson, and Aron Shlonsky

in From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare: An International Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973729
eISBN:
9780199386703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973729.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Currently there is an emphasis on evidence-based interventions in child welfare. The authors argue that there are other equally important decisions to be made if we expect to use evidence-based child ... More


Public interest groups and policy analysis: a push for evidence-based policy-making?

Christoph Strünck

in Policy analysis in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306252
eISBN:
9781447310983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306252.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Public interest groups in Germany use policy analysis in two crucial ways: They dig out empirical evidence for policy instruments and they seek to frame those instruments preferred. The chapter ... More


Evidence-Based Practice as a Driver of Pseudoscience in Prevention Research

Dennis M. Gorman

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many of the subject matters discussed under the topic of pseudoscience can be readily distinguished from science proper, and there are few individuals with any serious scientific training who would ... More


Toward Human Research Protection That Is Evidence Based and Participant Centered

Michael McDonald, Susan Cox, and Anne Townsend

in Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027465
eISBN:
9780262320825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter addresses a fundamental question of whether current research protection systems based on compliance with rules actually do what they purport to do – protect participants without ... More


Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428837
eISBN:
9781447307723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. ... More


Mechanisms of policymaking

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews various approaches available to making and analyzing public policy. It considers these as mechanisms of policy making within an overall strategic context and reviews them against ... More


The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: linking research, policy and practice

Ioannis N. Dimitrakopoulos

in Research and policy in ethnic relations: Compromised dynamics in a neoliberal era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447314899
eISBN:
9781447314929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314899.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights occupies a unique and important position within the political and organisational structure of the European Union. This chapter provides a valuable ... More


The Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation: a comprehensive trauma centre

David Bolton

in Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090998
eISBN:
9781526128546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This Chapter picks up from Chapters 2 and 3, and describes the establishment of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation (NICTT), which was founded to build upon the work and ... More


The development of a trauma-focused therapy programme

David Bolton

in Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090998
eISBN:
9781526128546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This Chapter looks in detail at the establishment of the trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy programme at the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation (NICTT) in Omagh, which ... More


Planning for and responding to the mental health impact of conflict

David Bolton

in Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090998
eISBN:
9781526128546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This Chapter seeks to draw together the key messages from the book into a form which the reader can consider, use, adapt or reject, to respond to his or her circumstances. The author shares his own ... More


Constitutional Change, Social Investment and Prevention Policy in Scotland

Paul Cairney, Malcolm Harvey, and Emily St Denny

in A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416429
eISBN:
9781474435185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The prospect of Scottish independence allowed commentators the chance to reconsider the Scottish Government’s social policy choices. The idea of ‘social investment’ grew in importance since it fits ... 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


Introduction: Economics among the Road Scholars

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this extended introduction (also available on the net as a stand‐alone article), the author explains the motivation of the book and puts the essays in perspective. After brief reflections inspired ... More


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