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A Bias Radar for Responsible Policy-making

Foresight-Based Scientific Advice

Authors: Van Woensel, Lieve

  • Argues that emotions affect the understanding of scientific evidence
  • Examines how foresight thinking can anticipate the impact of scientific developments and emerging technologies on citizens’ lives
  • Develops practical guidance for planning, conducting and communicating robust scientific advice to policymakers
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  • Due: January 20, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32126-0
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Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32125-3
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About this book

Policymakers prepare society for the future and this book provides a practical toolkit for preparing pro-active, future-proof scientific policy advice for them. It explains how to make scientific advisory strategies holistic. It also explains how and where biases, which interfere with the proper functioning of the entire science-policy ecosystem, arise and investigates how emotions and other biases affect the understanding and assessment of scientific evidence. The book advocates explorative foresight, systems thinking, interdisciplinarity, bias awareness and the anticipation of undesirable impacts in policy advising, and it offers practical guidance for them. Written in an accessible style, the book offers provocative reflections on how scientific policy advice should be sensitive to more than scientific evidence. It is both an appealing introductory text for everyone interested in science-based policy and a valuable guide for the experienced scientific adviser and policy scholar.

About the authors

Lieve Van Woensel is Head of Service at the European Parliament, where she introduced foresight methodologies into scientific advisory processes. She has a broad scientific background, has worked for over 30 years at the science-policy interface, and was the EU Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, 2017-2018.

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 20, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32126-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 20, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32125-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Bias Radar for Responsible Policy-making
Book Subtitle
Foresight-Based Scientific Advice
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32126-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32126-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32125-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 131
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Topics