German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer

Adversarial Policies and Evidence Utilization: Modeling the Changing Evidence and Policy Connection
1 Introduction It is difficult to provide an overview of the current condition of evidence-based policy-making in any nation state, but the United Kingdom presents some distinct challenges. First and foremost, as a result of devolution there are...
Evidence, Learning and Intelligent Government: Reflections on Developments in Scotland
1 Introduction The role of the 'Scottish Enlightenment' in the development of ideas that define the character of our civilization is beyond dispute; in Buchan's view it "shaped the West with its modern scientific and provisional character" and "created...
Introduction: Evidence-Based Policy: A Concept in Geographical and Substantive Expansion
1 EBP--The Rise of a Research Topic Over the past decade, the notion of 'evidence-based policy' (EBP) has become increasingly popular in many policy areas (Davies et al. 2000) and has spread internationally (Head 2010; Nutley et al. 2010). Politicians...
Pilot Projects for Evidence-Based Policy-Making: Three Pilot Projects in the Rhine Basin
1 Introduction Pilot projects are commonly applied instruments in diverse policy domains, including water management. They provide a space to introduce and test innovations without large risks. Risks are reduced by confining the geographical scale...
Re-Framing of Childcare in Germany and England: From a Private Responsibility to an Economic Necessity
1 Introduction Like most post-industrial welfare states, England and Germany increasingly face similar challenges that can be described as a sectoral shift from production to services, an aging population and a changing household structure (Esping-Andersen...
The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy-Making: The Case of Denmark
1 Introduction In Denmark welfare policies and public sector reforms are high politics these years. Demographic changes threaten on the horizon. Projections show that in the future there will be fewer people in the labor market, large numbers of...