A collection of essays
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Edited by Robert Doubleday and James Wilsdon
A collection of essays based on a recent series of seminars to stimulate fresh thinking and practical recommendations on future directions in scientific advice in Whitehall, will be launched at the CSaP annual conference on 18 April in London.
This project is a collaborative initiative of five partners: University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy; Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and ESRC STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex; Alliance for Useful Evidence; Institute for Government; and Sciencewise-ERC.
Some of the essays from the collection have been previewed on The Guardian's Political Science blog:
The science and art of effective advice by Sir John Beddington
Experts and experimental government by Geoff Mulgan
Watching the watchers: lessons from the science of science advice by Sheila Jasanoff
The benefits of hindsight: how history can contribute to science policy by Rebekah Higgitt and James Wilsdon
Letter from America: a memo to chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport by Roger Pielke Jr
The power of 'you'? Science policy below the line by Alice Bell
For further details of the seminar series including write-ups and videos, please click on the links below:
Future Directions seminar series
Seminar 1: Culture clash – bridging the divide between science and policy
20 November 2012, hosted by the Institute for Government.
Seminar 2: Broadening the evidence base: science and social science in social policy
8 January 2013, hosted by The Alliance of Useful Evidence.
Seminar 3: Experts, publics and open policy
15 January 2013, hosted by Lord Krebs at the House of Lords.
Seminar 4: Credibility across cultures: the international politics of scientific advice
6 & 7 Feburary 2013, hosted by the STEPS Centre and SPRU at the University of Sussex.
CSaP Annual Conference: Future Directions for scientific advice in Whitehall, 18 April 2013
For more information, please contact Dr Robert Doubleday at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Whitehall
The first in a two-part collection of essays, Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Whitehall focuses on scientific advice in the United Kingdom. The collection was published following a series of seminars on that topic held in 2013, and was launched at the 2013 CSaP Annual Conference.