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At arm’s length: The relationship between research and policy in arts and culture, 1992–2007

Deacon, Harriet

Abstract:
This paper examines the various ways in which the South African national DAC (part of the DACST until 2002),2 and some of its provincial counterparts, have conceived of and used research in the formulation of arts and culture policy in South Africa since 1994. The study will identify: • Various ways in which government officials think about the use of evidence/research in policy-making, • Various kinds of research and research providers, and • Various ways in which research providers interact with government in the policy-making process. Using historical analysis and interviews, this paper will examine formal and informal research by policy-makers. This study does not evaluate policy itself or its implementation, but can inform our understanding of approaches that have been, and could in future be considered, in developing effective use of research by government for policy-making. It can also inform a broader analytical understanding of the research–policy nexus in South Africa.

 


Document Title: At arm’s length: The relationship between research and policy in arts and culture, 1992–2007
City and Country: Cape Town, South Africa


Date:2010
Document Type:Research Report (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:International
Keywords:Policy, Policy Development, Policy Environment, Policy Implementation, Policy Making, Policy Research, Politics, Research, Research and Development R&D, South Africa


Rights:copyrights: Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET)
Date Added:24 March 2011


At arm’s length: The relationship between research and policy in arts and culture, 1992–2007