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Conclusion

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847423191
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302254 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0008
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This concluding chapter provides a brief summary of key themes and issues. The different chapters have repeated key messages about the limitations of traditional rational models of policy formation. This book advocates a model of what may be described as ‘evidence-informed’ or ‘knowledge-based’ policy and practice in which researchers and policy makers interact at an earlier stage; policy makers, researchers and managers pay more attention to the process of implementation and to the importance of local contexts; and academic rigour and policy relevance are seen as often being two sides of the same coin rather than necessarily being in conflict with each other.

Keywords: policy formation; social care policy; health care policy; evidence-based policy; knowledge-based policy

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