‘Men of the Professor Type’ revisited

Building a partnership between academic research and national security

Authored by: Tristram Riley-Smith

The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138572416
eBook ISBN: 9780203702086
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In October 2008, a report was produced for the United Kingdom Government on How academia and government can work together (Council for Science & Technology, 2008). This asserted that a healthy engagement between academics and policy-makers is essential to the provision of informed, evidence-based, world-class policy-making. But it concluded that such engagement was not sufficiently strong: the UK was struggling to make the relationship work.

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