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
By: Aaron Wildavsky (author), Jeffrey L. Pressman (author)Paperback
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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.
Acknowledgments Participants Preface to the Third Edition: Implementation and Evaluation as Learning Preface to the First Edition 1. Appearances 2. Formulating Policy 3. Trials of Implementation 4. Two Smaller Programs: Business Loans and the Health Center 5. The Complexity of Joint Action 6. Learning from Experience 7. Economic Theory and Program Implementation 8. Implementation as Evolution 9. What Should Evaluation Mean to Implementation? 10. Implementation as Mutual Adaptation 11. Implementation as Exploration Appendix: EDA Chronology Bibliography Subject Index Index of Authors Cited
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