Reflections on the “Policy-Relevant Turn” in Research

Part of a special issue on applied research and social justice. The consequences for sociology of the growing pressure on the discipline to be policy-relevant are discussed. The goals and advantages of the policy-relevant turn and the additional tensions and challenges that this obligation places on...

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Published in:Social justice
Main Author: Garvin, Theresa
Contributors: Lee, Renée Gravois (VerfasserIn)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2003
In:Social justice
Year: 2003, Volume: 30, Issue: 4, Pages: 40-53
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Part of a special issue on applied research and social justice. The consequences for sociology of the growing pressure on the discipline to be policy-relevant are discussed. The goals and advantages of the policy-relevant turn and the additional tensions and challenges that this obligation places on sociologists are considered.