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Evidence, policy and practiceCritical perspectives in health and social care$
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Jon Glasby

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423191

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.001.0001

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‘Academics live in ivory towers’ v ‘ All policy makers are charlatans’

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Evidence, policy and practice

Jon Glasby

Policy Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the growing tensions in the relationship between policy and evidence, at a time when policy and practice are trying to be more ‘evidence-based’. It considers how evidence influences policy (if at all). It then sets out the aims and approaches of this volume. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   evidence, health care policy, social care policy

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