I noticed in the editorial the following "Finally, Kennedy, de Brún, Reilly de-Brún and MacFarlane reflect on how the ambition of the Irish government to promote an evidence-based approach to policy making has played out within the areas ofhealth and social inclusion policy, pointing to the challenges that arise when such an ambition is combined with a commitment to participatory approaches to policy and practice development."I had never noticed this particular ambition of the government & it does not seem to extend to other areas, macroeconomics obviously but also education, fiscal policy.What "participatory approaches" to policy development are I don't know.
Thanks Nicola - will read. A session here on the role of government and business in social science is long over-due.
I persume they're talking about social partnership Kevin.
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