UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

The Role of Research Evidence in Improving Parliamentary Democracy

Kenny, CA; (2015) The Role of Research Evidence in Improving Parliamentary Democracy. In: Michalek, T and Scherz, C and Hennen, L and Hebáková, L and Hahn, J and Seitz, S, (eds.) The next horizon of technology assessment. (pp. pp. 19-22). Informatorium: Prague, Czech Republic. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Kenny_Role of Research Evidence in Improving P-Democracy.pdf - Accepted version

Download (319kB) | Preview

Abstract

Parliaments perform an important democratic function in overseeing and scrutinising government, making new laws, and debating the issues of the day. Effective research use can ensure that policies are cost effective, ensure that those debating and scrutinising policy are informed by the best possible evidence, and scrutinise the work of government effectively. Yet, despite having a long history, little is known about how research is used in decision making. The ways that research feeds into parliamentary processes were examined in a recent session organised as part of the 2015 PACITA conference. This chapter outlines two empirical examples of work in this area: an analysis of two parliamentary debates and the work of an internal parliamentary research advisory service. However, gaps in knowledge remain. The chapter goes on to discuss a study being conducted, which is examining how research, of all types, feeds into parliamentary processes and the demand for such services from policy makers and parliamentary staff.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The Role of Research Evidence in Improving Parliamentary Democracy
ISBN-13: N 9788073331214
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Parliament, evidence use, legislature, technology assessment, Europe, Parliamentary Office of Science and technology.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473814
Downloads since deposit
10Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item