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The Evolution of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Canada,9780199003037

The Evolution of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Canada



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Author Biography

Shaun P. Young, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Manager, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Shaun P. Young is the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Manager for the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Fellow of the York Centre for Public Policy and Law, and an External Associate of the York Centre for Practical Ethics, both at York University. He previously worked as a senior policy adviser and senior research planning adviser in a number of different ministries in the Ontario Public Service, and, more recently, as Senior Policy Associate at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on issues of justice in contemporary multicultural liberal democracies. He is the author or editor of five books and numerous journal articles and book chapters and has taught political science, public policy, and philosophy at a number of universities in Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Evidence-Based Policymaking: The Canadian Experience
Shaun P. Young
1. Policy Advisory Systems and Evidence-Based Policy: The Location and Content of Evidentiary Policy Advice
Michael Howlett and Jonathan Craft
2. The Relationship between Knowledge Mobilization and Research Use
Ben Levin
3. Research Brokering Organizations in Education across Canada: A Response to Evidence-Based Policy-Making and Practice Initiatives
Amanda Cooper
4. When the Evidence Doesn't Matter: Evidence-Based Policymaking and Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada
Susan Prentice and Linda White
5. Implementing Evidence-Based Policy to Deal with Crime in Canada
Irvin Waller
6. Fighting Poverty Provincial Style
Rachel Laforest
7. Bringing Evidence to Tax Expenditure Design: Lessons from Canada's Innovation Policy Review 2006-12
Lisa Philipps
8. The Environment, "Responsible Resource Development," and Evidence-Based Policymaking in Canada
Mark Winfield

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