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Evidence, Policies and Politics Seminar Series

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Dr Vicky Singleton - Member of programme committee


Evidence, Politics and Policies (works in progress) Seminar Series
There are widespread current concerns about current ‘policies’ in various domains as failing, marginalising ‘good' practices and causing harm. Yet, ‘policies’ can be seen as evidence-based. How does ‘evidence’ relate to the development of policies and to policies in locations of practice? What counts as evidence? For whom? And at what cost?. Within Science and Technology Studies (STS) interrogations of evidence as socio-material and relational may help us to think through diverse policy-related domains such as animal health and agriculture, biodiversity, human health care, emergency planning, waste management, and energy production. This may help us to sensitize policies to the specificities of location and the inevitability of excesses while also attending to those things neglected by, harmed by or invisible to policy.

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TitleEvidence, Policies and Politics Seminar Series
CountryUnited Kingdom