*Close-grained empirical study of government-science interaction
*New conceptualisation of key processes and relationships
*Testing theories of science and government through detailed fieldwork
*Illumination of issues of concern to current research policymakers in many systems
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
"Finally, the rest of the world has caught up with Kogan and Henkel. Twenty-five years ago their ground-breaking study of the UK's Department of Health led them to conclude that sustained interaction between scientists and bureaucrats was the key to unleashing the value of science for the policy process. I found the first edition of this book the single most compelling and comprehensive treatment of this complex interaction. They may have felt like voices in the wilderness then; today, however, they can take their rightful place as pre-cursors and leaders of what has become a mass-movement for 'evidence-based policy'. This re-issued and significantly updated edition, includes many recent initiatives that they and colleague Steve Hanney might rightfully claim as their offspring. The timeliness of the current edition only serves to highlight just how far ahead of their time they really were."
(Dr Jonathan Lomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation)
"This thoughtful and thoroughly researched book was an important theoretical and practical guide for those establishing the NHS R&D Programme in the early 1990s. Some of the details of the multi-faceted relationships between science and government have necessarily changed over the years, but the complexities described in this book are still all too evident, and it remains as relevant today as it was originally."
(Bryony Soper, former Assistant Secretary in the R&D Division of the Department of Health)
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