Policy Theory and Policy Evaluation: Concepts, Knowledge, Causes, and Norms


This volume explores four basic theoretical issues in public policy analysis: conceptual theory, theory of knowing, casual theory, and normative analysis; the final section addresses future aspects of policy theory. The editors' introduction provides essential definitions, a discussion of five necessary elements of policy evaluation, and a review of key characteristics of good policy analysis. Ten chapters written by fourteen experts in the field treat such areas as relativity and quantum logics, policy design, the argumentation process, and more.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • David Dery
  • Anthony G. Cahill And
  • E. Sam Overman
  • Peter Gregware
  • Rita Mae Kelly
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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