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Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation


December 2001 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation is the only book of its kind to present aspects of public policy evaluation that relate to economic, technology, social, political, international, and legal problems. Rather than looking at specific narrowly focused programs, this book emphasizes broad-based evaluation theory, study, and application, providing a rich variety of exceptional insights and ideas.

Designed to facilitate integration and coherence, key features in this volume include:

  • Systematic evaluation, measuring the policy alternatives available for achieving goals
  • Win-win evaluation, processing policy alternatives that can enable conservatives, liberals, and other major viewpoints to all come out ahead of their best initial expectations simultaneously
  • Policy evaluation, offering methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies and applications

The book targets the need for improvement in the methods, processes, and substance of public policy and opens the gate of public policy to be more effective, efficient, and equitable. Policymakers, administrators, analysts, and practitioners alike will find the Handbook a necessary resource of alternative public policies that are placed in context with a direct course to positive results. 

 
Introduction
 
SECTION I: FOUNDATION IDEAS
 
PART 1: WIN-WIN METHODS
 
1. Win-Win Analysis Summarized
R. Haveman
2. The Big Trade-Off: Fundamental Law or Red Herring?
 
3. Win-Win Equity
 
4. Lose-Lose and Win-Win Policies
 
5. Graphic Approaches to Understanding Super-Optimizing
 
PART 2: WIN-WIN EXAMPLES
T.R. Dye
6. Preventing Sexual Harassment While Preserving Academic Freedom: A Win-Win Analysis
R. Golembiewski
7. Two Super-Optimum Solutions in a Cutback Mode
D. Rahm & V. Hansen
8. Univesity to Industry Transfer
D. Mitchell
9. Profit Sharing and Job Anxiety: Moving Public Policy Toward a Win-Win Solution
 
10. Another Win-Win Occurrence
 
PART 3: PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES
 
11. Policy Evaluation Questions
D.W. Brinkeerhoff
12. Integrating Institutions and Implementation Into Policy Decisions
 
13. Public and Private Sectors for Administering Public Functions
 
14. Sherman and Shark on Policy Evaluation
 
PART 4: POLICY PROFESSIONALISM
 
15. Productivity for Success
 
16. Professionalism Books for Graduate Students and Others
 
17. Survey on Running a Policy Program
R. Weissberg
18. Academic Tyranny: The Tale and the Lessons
 
PART 5: POLICYMAKER PERSPECTIVES
D.E. Shalala
19. Public Health Challenges
 
SECTION II: POLICY EVALUATION AT THE CUTTING EDGE
 
PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS
 
20. Policy Theory
L. Paquette
21. Building Frameworks for Policy Analysis
 
22. Causal Relations Among Policy Fields
 
PART 2: METHODS AND PROFESSIONALISM
 
23. Diverse Methods for Policy Analysis
L.G. White
24. Interactive Policy Analysis: Process Methods for Policy Reform
 
25. Changing Policy Research
 
26. Recruiting People and Obtaining Funds
 
27. Funding for Policy Evaluation
 
PART 3: POLICY EVALUATION TRENDS
 
28. Trends in Cross-Cutting Procedural Policy Issues
 
29. Public Policy in the 20th Century
 
30. The Future of the Policy Studies Organization
 
PART 4: POLICY EVALUATION SUBSTANCE
J. Engler
31. Welfare Reform
C.H. Moore
32. "Ordinary" Injustice: A Memo to the Editor
R.K. Goidel, et al
33. Congressional Campaign Reform
M. Huckabee
34. Violence, Guns, Media, and Fathers
 
PART 5: WIN-WIN THEORY
 
35. Super-Optimizing Solution Graphing
 
36. Win-Win Game Theory
 
37. Win-Win Mediation
 
38. Win-Win Allocation
 
39. Inconsistent Reactions to Win-Win Analysis
 
PART 6: WIN-WIN APPLICATIONS
 
40. Coeffects Diagrams and Win-Win Analysis
 
41. Win-Win Economics
L. Susskiind
42. Super-Optimization: A New Approach to National Environmental Policymaking
 
43. Win-Win Decentralizing
 
44. Win-Win Justice
 
SECTION III: POLICY EVALUATION BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 
PART 1: POLICY EVALUATION IN GENERAL
 
45. Core Bibliography and Background
 
46. Policy Problems or Subfields
 
PART 2: POLICY STUDIES ORGANIZATION BOOKS
 
47. Policy Studies Organization Policy Books
 
48. Recent Policy Studies Organization Policy Books
 
49. The Impact of Policy Studies Organization Books
 
PART 3: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) AND SUPER-OPTIMUM SOLUTION (SOS)
 
50. Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
51. Literature Relevant to Super-Optimum Solutions
 
52. Super-Optimum Solution Publications
 
Bibliography From Creativity in Public Policy: Generating Super-Optimum Solutions
 
54. Further Reading on Super-Optimum Solutions
 
PART 4: PROFESSIONALISM IN POLICY EVALUATION
 
55. Obtaining Funding
 
56. Getting Published
 
57. Finding an Academic Niche
 
58. Creativity
 
PART 5: PUBLIC POLICY AND OTHER DISCIPLINES
 
59. Natural Science
 
60. Humanities
 
61. Social Science
 
PART 6: SPECIAL RESOURCES
 
62. Policy Problems by Developing Regions
 
63. Policy Studies Organization Books
 
64. Legal Policy
 
Index
 
About the Editor
Key features

Lots of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation

Lots of ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation

An emphasis on evaluating public policies that relate to economic, technology, social, political, international and legal problems rather than evaluation specific narrowly focused programs.

 


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