research product . Other ORP type . 2020

When evidence does not matter – what Brazil teaches us about the fragility of evidence based policymaking

Donadelli, Flavia;
  • Published: 22 Jul 2020
  • Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Country: United Kingdom
An underlying assumption of modern political states is that they are rational systems that ‘follow the science’ to achieve optimal outcomes for their citizens. Whilst COVID-19 continues to foreground the strengths and weaknesses of different national scientific advice systems, Flavia Donadelli draws on evidence from Brazilian policymaking to argue that evidence informed policymaking is a far more ephemeral process and heavily dependent on institutional and political contexts for it to operate effectively.
free text keywords: HM Sociology, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, JL Political institutions (America except United States), HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
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