Evaluating Public Policy / Edition 1

Evaluating Public Policy / Edition 1

by Frank Fischer
     
 

Millions of dollars are spent each year on the evaluation of domestic and foreign policies. Policy analysis has emerged as an important component of the policy-making process in American government. This text differs from others—not only does it teach students how to evaluate the empirical aspects of a public policy—but also provides an analytical… See more details below

Overview

Millions of dollars are spent each year on the evaluation of domestic and foreign policies. Policy analysis has emerged as an important component of the policy-making process in American government. This text differs from others—not only does it teach students how to evaluate the empirical aspects of a public policy—but also provides an analytical framework for assessing the value judgements that infuse policy decisions. Students learn to assess whether a program reflects the kinds of things that society ought to be doing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495206873
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/21/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Sales rank:
518,992
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Public Policy Analysis as Practical Deliberation: Integrating Empirical and Normative Evaluation. PART ONE: PROGRAM VERIFICATION. 2. Evaluating Program Outcomes: Empirical Logic and Methods. 3. Debating the Head Start Program: The Westinghouse Reading Scores in Normative Perspectives. PART TWO: SITUATIONAL VALIDATION. 4. Evaluating Program Objectives: Multiple Criteria and Situational Relevance. 5. Contesting the Times Square Redevelopment Project: Problem Definition and the Politics of Criteria. PART THREE: SOCIETAL-LEVEL VINDICATION. 6. Evaluating Policy Goals: Normative Assumptions and Societal Consequences. 7. Challenging Disability Policy Goals: Equal Rights Versus Societal Costs. PART FOUR: SOCIAL CHOICE. 8. Evaluating Ideologies: Social Values, Public Policy, and the Good Society. 9. Environmental Polciy and Risk-Benefit Analysis: The Green Critique of Technocratic Idealogy. PART FIVE: CONCLUSION. 10. Policy Deliberation as Political Methodology: Implications for Theory and Practice. EPILOGUE: PLICY DELIBERATION IN POSTPOSITIVIST PERSPECTIVE.

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