Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Paul Cairney, will launch his new book in London this week.
On Tuesday 8 March, Paul will join a debating panel at a policy event, organised by Alliance for Useful Evidence, to explore how to maximise the impact of evidence in government. The debate will launch his new book, The Politics of Evidence Based Policy Making.
Paul has researched and published widely on how policy is made, and how researchers and producers of evidence can interact with, and impact, policy makers.
“Policymakers cannot consider all evidence relevant to policy problems. They use two shortcuts: ‘rational’ ways to establish the best evidence, and ‘irrational’ decision-making, drawing on emotions and beliefs to act quickly. In my new book I identify the best ways to engage with policymakers to maximise the use of scientific evidence during that process.”
The book is available to purchase here.