Ideas and Influence: Social Science and Public Policy in Australia
1 Jan 2005
A group of Australia's leading thinkers examine the relations between social science research, informed public opinion and the policy community. In short, it dissects relationships between research in the social sciences and policy outcomes. The book is a challenging and important analysis of current practice and an argument for how we might achieve more workable policy of broad social - as well as political - benefit. It shows that expert knowledge can shape better futures.