Social Research and Policy in the Development Arena

Critical Encounters

  • Martin Doornbos

Part of the EADI Global Development Series book series (EADI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin Doornbos
      Pages 1-15
  3. The Research-Policy Nexus

  4. Research and Policy: Complementarities

  5. Research, Policy and Politics: Collisions

  6. By Way of Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-230

About this book


The author focuses on the research-policy nexus in development studies, highlighting reciprocal orientations and interactions between the domains of social research and of policy and politics. He looks at instances where these domains are complementary and geared towards common objectives, but also with others marked by opposing rationales.


Social research public policy politics development studies state-society dynamics resource allocation post-conflict reconstruction research-policy nexus African studies conflict food interaction research social research

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Doornbos
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueThe Netherlands

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