Evidence-based policy as public entrepreneurship

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Abstract

In the 21st century, evidence-based policy has garnered significant attention in both theory and practice. Scholars have levied various criticisms of evidence-based policy making, suggesting the need for a new analytical framework. I argue that evidence-based policy can be understood as public entrepreneurship: a systemic process in which actors exercise judgment and collaborate regarding policy change. Experts, policy entrepreneurs, and policymakers have functions in this process. Evidence is viewed as a resource that may or may not further entrepreneurial plans, and the institutional environment shapes plan revision. To illustrate, I analyse ‘Housing First’ homelessness policy in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1602-1622
Number of pages21
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • evidence-based policy
  • homelessness
  • housing first
  • public entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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