Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work at All, This Being a Saga of the Economic Development Administration as Told by Two Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to B / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Three substantial new chapters and a new preface in this third edition explore and elaborate the relationship between the evaluation of programs and the study of their implementation. The authors suggest that tendencies to assimilate the two should be resisted. Evaluation should retain its enlightenment function while the study of implementation should strengthen its focus on learning.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsParticipantsPreface to the Third Edition: Implementation and Evaluation as LearningPreface to the First Edition1. Appearances2. Formulating Policy3. Trials of Implementation4. Two Smaller Programs: Business Loans and the Health Center5. The Complexity of Joint Action6. Learning from Experience7. Economic Theory and Program Implementation8. Implementation as Evolution9. What Should Evaluation Mean to Implementation?10. Implementation as Mutual Adaptation11. Implementation as ExplorationAppendix: EDA ChronologyBibliographySubject
Index of Authors Cited