Rational Techniques in Policy Analysis

Rational Techniques in Policy Analysis

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Rational Techniques in Policy Analysis covers the role of rational techniques in policy making process. This book is organized into two parts encompassing 12 chapters that consider the relationship of policy making and other approaches to rational analysis. Part I deals with the qdisintegrationq of rational policy analysis to find out what the pieces are, how they work, how the parts interact and how they relate to the wider policy making environment. Part II considers the types of rational analysis in more detail, and serves not only as a survey of rational techniques but as an introduction to the important literature in each field. This part specifically looks into the cost-utility techniques, social forecasting, and evaluation and social indicator research. This book is intended primarily for analysts, researchers, and students of the policy making process in university and government.from reality are seen as sufficient grounds for abandoning the rational approach ( Gordon et al., 1977). Instead, they argue that an implementation perspective should be cultivated which concentrates in behaviour and observable action, i.e., how things get done. ... As a necessary adjunct to rational analysis an implementation approach brings policy making models that much closer to the complex reality itanbsp;...

Title:Rational Techniques in Policy Analysis
Author:Michael Carley
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22


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