Dancing in the Dark: The Relationship between Policy Research and Policy Making in Dutch Higher Education

A.M. Klemperer, H.C. Theisens, Franciscus Kaiser

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    Abstract

    The idea that research is directly useful in the policy process has been widely disputed,2 and much has been written about the differences between the contexts or “cultures” in which research is produced and in which policy is made.3 A number of authors, however, have pointed out indirect ways in which policy makers may make use of research findings or have tried to find more complex ways of understanding and describing the relationships between researchers and policy makers.4 It has been proposed, for example, that the categories of researcher and policy maker are not always mutually exclusive and that interactions between all actors involved in this process could be better described as two-way, rather than only as one-way, interactions.5


    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLimitations and Possibilities of Dialogue among Researchers, Policy Makers and Practioners
    EditorsM.B. Ginsburg, J.M. Gorostiaga
    Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
    PublisherRoutledgeFalmer
    Pages37-59
    ISBN (Print)0-415-945453, 9780203463376
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • METIS-222662

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