This title was first published in 2002: There is a multitude of assessment methods available for analyzing and reporting on the impacts of policies, all with different underlying assumptions and a wide range of criteria. Since the 1950s, much research has gone into creating guidelines for policy analysis, yet only a small percentage of evaluation has been carried out on transport policy - and none by political scientists or social policy specialists. The editors of this volume recognize that European integration has seen a drive to bring policy evaluation on to the transport agenda and has increased demands for ’strategic assessments’. It has become apparent that to gain a fuller understanding of the success of a transport programme, a much more complex combination of analytical methods must be used, and a set of guidelines specifically for the field of transport must be developed. This book achieves this by bringing together a multidisciplinary team of analysts from throughout the EU to discuss in a much broader way the various types of assessment methods and how they can best be used to evaluate transport programmes and systems, both individually and in combination.
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About the Author
Annuradha Tandon, ICCR, Austria, Dimitrios Tsamboulas, Technical University of Athens, Greece Christian Renaud, INRETS, France
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction: The theory and practice of evaluation, Liana Giorgi and Annuradha Tandon; The policy making process in the European Union, Francis McGowan; The EU enlargement and its impact on European policies, Gerhard Rambow; Enlarging EU environmental policy: the challenges of flexibility and integration, Ingmar von Homeyer; Analytical frameworks for policy and project evaluation: contextualizing welfare economics, public choice and management approaches, Wayne Parsons; Evaluation of projects and programmes: principles and examples, Frank Haight; Transport evaluation methods: from cost-benefit analysis to multicriteria analysis and the decision framework, Michel Beuthe; Criteria for evaluation towards sustainability, Klaus Rennings and Sigurd Weinreich.