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Consulting: the role of social research in relation to new modes of governance

David Byrne

in Applying social science

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424518
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301486 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0007
Consulting: the role of social research in relation to new modes of governance

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This chapter examines the process of ‘consulting’. It notes that consultation has become an essential component of the repertoire of political administration in post-democracy society. It examines the role of social science in consultation with reference to: the delivery of existing evidence to those who are being consulted; the use of quantitative survey methods in consultation; the use of qualitative modes including such participatory mechanisms as citizens's juries; and the reality or otherwise of dialogical engagement in participatory processes.

Keywords: consulting; political administration; post-democracy; social science; evidence; quantitative survey methods; participatory mechanisms; dialogical engagement

Chapter.  6742 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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