Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis, Adrian Kay, Janine O'Flynn and Anne Tiernan

Impact Factor: 0.667

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 34/47 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

Evidence-based Policy

Guest Editorial

Evidence-Based Policymaking – Speaking Truth to Power?
Brian W. Head

Section 1Foundational issues: values, politics and governance

Three Lenses of Evidence-Based Policy
Brian W. Head

Social Science Research and Public Policy: Narrowing the Divide
Meredith Edwards

Evidence-Based Policy-Making: The Elusive Search for Rational Public Administration
Adrian Kay

The Limits to Evidence-Based Policy: Evidence, Emotion and Criminal Justice
Arie Freiberg and W.G. Carson

Evidence and Contestation in the Indigenous Policy Domain: Voice, Ideology and Institutional Inequality
Sarah Maddison

Section 2Knowledge and skills for policy-making

Knowing and Skilling in Contemporary Public Administration
Michael Hess and David Adams

"Appropriate" Policy Knowledge, and Institutional and Governance Implications
Stephen Bell

Usable Knowledge in Public Policy
David Adams

Not Just Steering but Weaving: Relevant Knowledge and the Craft of Building Policy Capacity and Coherence
Wayne Parsons

Public Sector Reform Knowledge Production: Validation and Evidence as "Agreement"
Randall G. Stewart

Evidence–based Analysis and the Work of Policy Shops
Gambhir Bhatta

Section 3Policy capacity and policy contestability

How Should Governments Make Risky Policy Decisions?
J. Brian Hardaker, Euan Fleming and Gudbrand Lien

A New Era for Think Tanks in Public Policy? International Trends, Australian Realities
Paul 't Hart and Ariadne Vromen

Advising Australian Federal Governments: Assessing the Evolving Capacity and Role of the Australian Public Service
Anne Tiernan

Treasury and Economic Policy – Beyond the Dismal Science
John Wanna

The Australian Public Service and Policy Advising: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Governance
Evert Lindquist and Anne Tiernan

Section 4Policy evaluation and accountability

Social Policy and the Authority of Evidence
Julian Neylan

An Evaluation Crucible: Evaluating Policy Advice in Australian Central Agencies
Michael Di Francesco

Australia's Indicator-Based Sustainability Assessments and Public Policy
Adnan A. Hezri and Stephen R. Dovers

Evidence Based Policy: Principles of Transparency and Accountability
George Argyrous