Can Action-Oriented Research Help Social Science Be More Relevant?

In his posthumous address to his discipline, the late public administration scholar Christopher Pollitt lamented its diminishing relevance and standing, laying blame on a deep-seated institutional division. On one side he noted a tendency toward ‘detached scholasticism’ in which academics engaged in insular and increasingly abstracted conversations with little relevance, or even concern, for the practical utility […]

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