Die AG Politische Soziologie (Prof. Dr. Holger Straßheim) lädt im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe „Politik und Wissenschaft in der Weltgesellschaft“ zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Gaby Umbach ein:
In her lecture, Prof Umbach discusses key aspects of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM), of governance and knowledge effects of statistics and of narratives in politics. She focusses on EBPM stimuli on the creation of knowledge and on its normative effects on defining and identifying (new) evidence. With this focus, the lecture speaks to questions of the intentional and unintentional use of indicators and to the question to what extent indicators fulfil their intended purpose (intended by developers, politicians, advocacy groups, etc.). It, moreover, deals with risks of indicators and their interaction with policy (especially aspects of EBPM and the path of indicator information to and from policy-makers). Finally, it addresses issues of informational governance and the conditions (legal, political, institutional) for the enhancement of stakeholders’ confidence in statistics, data, indicators and factual evidence.