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Policy Making in Northern Ireland: Ignoring the Evidence

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Knox, Colin (2008) Policy Making in Northern Ireland: Ignoring the Evidence. Policy & Politics, 36 (3). pp. 343-359. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The public policy making process in Northern Ireland during the period of direct rule from Westminster (1972-1999) was dominated by senior civil servants working for busy British ministers preoccupied with wider constitutional and security issues. The recent return to devolved government after its fitful start has ushered in a new era of policy making informed to a much greater extent by evidence gathering. This paper considers a significant policy issue, the Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland, as a means of examining how policy making is influenced by macro political factors aimed at stabilising the power sharing Executive.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Evidence based policy; review of public administration; Northern Ireland; and public sector reforms.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:5709
Deposited By:Professor Colin Knox
Deposited On:31 Dec 2009 13:30
Last Modified:16 Feb 2011 14:42

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