Social Science and Social Policy: From National Dilemmas to Global Opportunities

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Reference Paper for the International Forum on the Social Science - Policy Nexus; held from 5th till 9th September 2005, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay Forum has been held as part of Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme - MOST’s main emphasis is thus on establishing and interconnecting international policy networks with renowned social science researchers to facilitate the use of social science research in policy. This means bringing together basic research with those entrusted with policy formulation in governments, a variety of institutions, NGOs, civil society, the private sector and in UNESCO itself. The MOST programme measures the impact of research on policy, conducts policy-relevant case studies, provides expertise in development initiatives and shares information on how to design research-anchored policy.


Heinz R. Sonntag, Immanuel Wallerstein, Michel Wieviorka, Peter J. Taylor, Richard E. Lee, William J. Martin

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