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Social scientists have a real opportunity to influence what politicians say in the run-up to the General Election

Breckon, Jonathan (2015) Social scientists have a real opportunity to influence what politicians say in the run-up to the General Election. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Mar 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Academic researchers – not just media pundits – should have their say in holding policy promises to account. Jonathan Breckon charts the various activities around the country aimed at providing a rigorous evidence-base in the run-up to the UK’s General Election. A whole range of economists, statisticians, social scientists and others are fact-checking what politicians and pundits say so that they don’t get away with iffy promises or sound-bites. But the challenge in the boom of fact-checkers is getting the quality right.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 12:23
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72595

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