Knowledge mobilisation and the civic academy: the nature of evidence, the roles of narrative and the potential of contribution analysis

Bannister, J. and O'Sullivan, A. (2013) Knowledge mobilisation and the civic academy: the nature of evidence, the roles of narrative and the potential of contribution analysis. Contemporary Social Science, 8(3), pp. 249-262. (doi:10.1080/21582041.2012.751497)

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Abstract

The purpose of knowledge mobilisation (KM) can be defined as the creation and communication of evidence motivated by a desire to improve the design, delivery and consequent impact of public services. This definition also embraces the notion of the civic academy. In this article, we explore the requirements of effective KM in the light of recent contributions to the theory of knowledge (specifically regarding the nature of evidence) and of the potential roles for narrative. We consider in these contexts whether a number of recent conceptual and methodological developments offer the prospect of progress in the pursuit of effective KM.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bannister, Mr Jonathan and O'Sullivan, Professor Anthony
Authors: Bannister, J., and O'Sullivan, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Contemporary Social Science
ISSN:2158-2041
Published Online:22 January 2013

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