Science for Policy Handbook

Science for Policy Handbook

1st Edition - July 6, 2020

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  • Editors: Vladimir Sucha, Marta Sienkiewicz
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128225967

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Description

Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policymakers. This resource is dedicated to researchers and research organizations aiming to achieve policy impacts. The book includes lessons learned along the way, advice on new skills, practices for individual researchers, elements necessary for institutional change, and knowledge areas and processes in which to invest. It puts co-creation at the centre of Science for Policy 2.0, a more integrated model of knowledge-policy relationship.

Key Features

  • Covers the vital area of science for policymaking
  • Includes contributions from leading practitioners from the Joint Research Centre/European Commission
  • Provides key skills based on the science-policy interface needed for effective evidence-informed policymaking
  • Presents processes of knowledge production relevant for a more holistic science-policy relationship, along with the types of knowledge that are useful in policymaking

Readership

Scientists and knowledge managers in universities, research institutes, governments, NGOs and private sector companies

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I: Science for Policy 1.0: Deficit Model
    1. Against the Science-Policy Binary Separation: Science for Policy 1.0
    2. Post-Normal Science: How Does It Resonate With the World of Today?

    SECTION II: Science for Policy 2.0: Co-creation
    3. Institutional Framework for the Science–Policy Interaction
    4. Skills for Co-creation
    5. Achieving Policy Impact
    6. From a Policy Problem to a Research Question: Getting It Right Together
    7. Working Through Communities
    8. Engaging With Citizens
    9. The Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges to Modernise the Policy Cycle
    10. Navigating Interests in a Science for Policy Environment

    SECTION III: Backbone tools of Science for Policy 2.0
    11. Complexity Science in the Context of Policymaking
    12. Foresight - Using Science and Evidence to Anticipate and Shape the Future
    13. Design for Policy
    14. Monitoring the Impact of Science and Evidence on Policy

    SECTION IV: Science for Policy 2.0 in Specific Areas
    16. Knowledge-Based Crisis and Emergency Management
    17. Behavioural Insights for EU Policymaking
    18. The Use of Quantitative Methods in the Policy Cycle
    19. Place-Based Solutions to Territorial Challenges: How Policy and Research Can Support Successful Ecosystems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 6, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128225967

About the Editors

Vladimir Sucha

Vladimir Sucha works at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels, Belgium.

Affiliations and Expertise

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) Brussels, Belgium

Marta Sienkiewicz

Marta Sienkiewicz works at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels, Belgium.

Affiliations and Expertise

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Brussels, Belgium

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