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Improving research use in policy contexts

M. Nutley Sandra, Walter Isabel, and T.O. Davies Huw

in Using evidence: How research can inform public services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346650
eISBN:
9781447304166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyses how research use can be improved in policy settings. It notes the relative dearth of properly evaluated studies. It identifies strategies that address both research supply and ... More


The economic context of policy analysis in Australia

Alan Fenna

in Policy Analysis In Australia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447310273
eISBN:
9781447310297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that one cannot make sense of policy analysis in Australia without an appreciation of the economic challenges that have faced Australian governments over the last forty years. A ... More


Childhood bereavement: the context and need for services

Alison Penny

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

It is said that the death of a loved one or a close acquaintance can have a rather profound effect and serve as a challenging experience for a young person. As such, there have been a number of ... More


Austerity as a UK policy context in the early twenty-first century

Nigel Malin

in De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350163
eISBN:
9781447352273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The UK austerity programme has been defined as a fiscal policy and a deficit reduction programme consisting of sustained reductions in public spending and tax rises. Among the questions tackled in ... More


A new contract for social assistance

Ivar Lødemel and Heather Trickey

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a working definition of workfare, which is used in this book. The discussion identifies key elements of workfare programmes, and outlines the policy context for workfare ... More


Invisibility and exclusion

Richard Olsen and Harriet Clarke

in Parenting and disability: Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343642
eISBN:
9781447302902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter provides a review of relevant literature on parenting and disability, which looks at parenting support and the barriers that certain parents encounter when bringing up their children. It ... More


The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica: Model or Muddle?

Katrina Brandon

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Costa Rica has been considered a leader in a wide array of policies and actions that supported natural resource management, conservation, and biodiversity. In this chapter, the policy context for ... More


From problem families to the cycle of deprivation

John Welshman

in From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348357
eISBN:
9781447302384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter attempts to explain the background to and timing of the cycle speech by tracing the longer-term continuities. It looks in particular at, first, Joseph's own family background and ... More


Policy from the pitch? Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate

Catherine Palmer

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the issues and challenges faced by a social researcher working in an Australian policy context. It is particularly concerned with the process and politics that ... More


Palliative care social work

Lindsey Napier

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care social work. It sets out to understand and respond to the social dimensions of the experience of people with life-threatening illness. The chapter looks at the ... More


Male sex work in the UK: forms, practice and policy implications

Mary Whowell and Justin Gaffney

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter highlights some of the progress that has been made in research on male sex work, and explores the diversity of the male scene. It considers the current policy context in England and ... More


Introduction

David Griffiths, Nando Sigona, and Roger Zetter

in Refugee community organisations and dispersal: Networks, resources and social capital

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346346
eISBN:
9781447303152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346346.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter addresses the broader institutional and policy context that is affecting the development of refugee community organisations. It presents a summary of the theoretical questions, which are ... More


The value of research for local authorities: a practitioner perspective

Stan Kidd and Tony Reeves

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/9781447314899.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Written from the perspective of senior officers of a major English metropolitan authority, this chapter offers an insight into the challenge of seeking to service the needs of a diverse citizenry ... More


Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey, and Vivien Lowndes (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Based on primary research, this book explores the controversies, policies and practices of ‘public faith’, questioning perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in ... More


The evolution and geography of dispersal

Patricia Hynes

in The dispersal and social exclusion of asylum seekers: Between liminality and belonging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423269
eISBN:
9781447303749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423269.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter outlines the geographic social exclusion of asylum seekers as a result of the dispersal policy. It presents figures to provide a descriptive tool and to show how dispersal evolved ... More


“The Blue Passport”: Gender and the Social Process of Naturalization among Dominican Immigrants in New York City

Audrey Singer and Greta Gilbertson

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses how gender can influence the social process of naturalization. It emphasizes that gender relations are crucial for any understanding of how and why men and women can experience ... More


The evolution of child poverty in Ireland

Brian Nolan

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about the evolution of child poverty in Ireland over the past ten years. It begins by discussing the macroeconomic and policy contexts, and the data to be employed. This is ... More


Refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks

Maggie O'Neill

in Asylum, migration and community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422231
eISBN:
9781447301516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers the refused asylum seekers and discusses destitution, poverty, and social networks. It begins with a discussion of the European policy context and the status of destitution in ... More


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