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Frey, K (2010). Revising road safety policy: the role of systematic evidence in Switzerland. Governance, 23(4):667-690.

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In recent years, interest has grown in promoting and employing “evidence-based policymaking.” This has been accompanied by an increase in available information about the performance of public policies. While existing research concludes that evidence about “what works” rarely prevails in democratic politics, it is inconclusive about which conditions affect the relevance of such evidence in decision-making processes. This article aims first to clarify these conditions, and second, to present empirical findings from two case studies of road safety policy revision. The findings show how the creation and diffusion, as well as the political context, affect the role evidence plays in legislative policy revision in Switzerland.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
DDC:320 Political science
Date:October 2010
Deposited On:25 Jan 2011 15:25
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:19
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1468-0491.2010.01503.x
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 6
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 5

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