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Free Content Policy claims and problem frames: a cross-case comparison of evidence-based policy in an Australian context

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This paper explores the signification of evidence-based policy as a new policy-making paradigm in Australia through a cross-case comparison of the role of evidence in two key areas: child protection and illicit drug policy. Although evidence makes certain courses of action appear valid and credible, quality evidence is not necessarily the critical factor in driving or explaining policy outcomes. Policy solutions are perceived more favourably and driven forward when the initial problem is viewed by actors through a common frame. Rather than a policy input or driver, evidence operates as a discursive tool for consolidation of particular frames and problem representations.

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Keywords: EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY; FRAME ANALYSIS; POLICY FRAMES; PROBLEMATISATION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Email: [email protected] 2: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January, 2016

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