Policy analysis, science and politics: from ‘speaking truth to power’ to ‘making sense together’

Robertus Hoppe

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In an historical overview, this paper links to the paradox that the increasing scientification of politics leads to a politicisation of science. For a long time, scientists offered their capabilities as ‘speaking truth to power’. Since the beginning of the 1990s, this input has been transformed into an argumentative policy analysis. This reinvigorates political prudence as ‘making sense together’
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)201-210
JournalScience and public policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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