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- Paul Cairney, The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy Making, Palgrave Macmillan UK (2016)
- Martin Kowarsch, A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate Policy, Springer (2016)
- Tateo Arimoto, Yasushi Sato, Keiko Matsuo & Hiroyuki Yoshikawa: Scientific Advice, Science, Technology, and Policy Making in the Twenty-First Century, University of Tokyo Press (2016) ISBN 978-4-13-060316-4.
- Justin Parkhurst: The Politics of Evidence, Routledge (2016). From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence.
- Simon Bastow et al: The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference, Sage (2014). Recommended by Phil Campbell, Editor in Chief of Nature
- Heather Douglas: Science, Policy and the Value-Free Ideal, University of Pittsburgh Press (2009). Douglas explores the role of values in science and the inadequacy of the ideal that science can and should be values-free.
- Sheila Jasanoff: Science and Public Reason, Routledge (2012). Jasanoff examines how democratic governments make use of evidence and argument to legitimize decisions and be accountable to citizens.
- Roger Pielke: The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics, Cambridge University Press (2007). Pielke examines the range of options of roles that scientists can play in policy and politics.
- William T. Golden (ed.): Science Advice to the President, AAAS Press, 2nd Edition (1993)
- William T. Golden (ed): Worldwide Science and Technology Advice to the Highest Levels of Government, Pergamon (1991)
- Bruce L.R. Smith: The Advisers: Scientists in the Policy Process, Brookings (1992)
Journal articles & special editions
- NEW: Christl A. Donnelly, Ian Boyd, Philip Campbell, Claire Craig, Patrick Vallance, Mark Walport, Christopher J. M. Whitty, Emma Woods & Chris Wormald, 2018. Four principles to make evidence synthesis more useful for policy Nature 558, 361-364 (2018) | doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05414-4
- Deluyker H, 2017. Is scientific assessment a scientific discipline? EFSA Journal 2017;15(11):e15111, 51 pp.
- Kowarsch, M., Jabbour, J., Flachsland, C., Kok, M.T.J., Watson, Sir R., Haas, P.M., et al. (2017). A road map for global environmental assessments. Nature Climate Change 7(6), pp.379-382.
- Jeffrey Hutchings and Nils Stenseth: Communication of Science Advice to Government. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, January 2016, Vol. 31, No. 1.
- Arthur C. Petersen : The Ethos of scientific advice: a pragmatist approach to uncertainty and ignorance in science and public policy. Published in H. de Regt and C. Kwa, eds. (2014), Building Bridges: Connecting Science, Technology and Philosophy – Essays presented to Hans Radder, Amsterdam: VU University Press, pp. 53–62.
- Ottomar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch: Cartography of pathways: A new model for environmental policy assessments. Environmental Science & Policy 51: 56-64 (2015)
- Robert Doubleday and James Wilsdon: Beyond the great and the good. Nature 485: 301-302 (2012)
- Claire Dunlop: The temporal dimension of knowledge and the limits of policy appraisal: biofuels policy in the UK. Policy Sciences 43: 343-363 (2010). Political paper recommended by Brian Collins that describes the brokering function between government, science and policy.
- Heather Douglas: Inserting the public into science. In Sabine Maasen and Peter Weingart (eds), Democratization of Expertise: Exploring Novel Forms of Scientific Advice in Political Decision-Making – Sociology of the Sciences vol 24, pp 153–169 (2005)
- Jack Stilgoe, Simon Lock & James Wilsdon: Why should we promote public engagement with science? Public Understanding of Science 23: 4-15 (2014)
- Research Fortnight: Chief Scientist World: Global Science Advice special, Auckland, August 2014 (2014). Special supplement from Research Fortnight, an independent source of news, analysis, funding opportunities and jobs for the academic community.
- From University of Waterloo, article by Heather Douglas: Scientific Integrity in a Politicized World