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From Transfer to Transformation: Rethinking the Relationship between Research and Policy

Gibson, Brendan John Joseph


The most common and enduring explanation for the way research is used (or abused or not used) in policy is the ‘two communities’ theory. According to this theory, the problematic relationship between research and policy is caused by the different ‘cultures’ inhabited by policy makers and researchers. The most common and enduring types of strategies that are put forward to increase research use in policy involve bridging or linking these ‘two communities’. This study challenges this way of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a2a298d8e9


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