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date: 23 January 2020

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This article attempts to understand why the Lasswellian charge for the policy sciences has not been realized. It traces the cognitive and political evolutions of the policy sciences, and also gives some advice with regards to how policy sciences may achieve some of the earlier goals. A review of the development of the policy sciences's approach is included in the article. The article indicates some of the ways the policy world and the policy sciences can become even more synchronized. Finally, an understanding of the disjunction between the goals of the policy world and the policy sciences is presented.

Keywords: Lasswellian charge, policy sciences, cognitive evolution, political evolution, policy world, goals

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