Does Policy Analysis Matter?: Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice (Wildavsky Forum Series #10) (Hardcover)

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By Lee S. Friedman (Editor)
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How well can democratic decision making incorporate the knowledge and expertise generated by public policy analysts? This book examines the historical development of policy analysis, as well as its use in legislative and regulatory bodies and in the federal executive branch. The essays show that policy-analytic expertise effectively improves governmental services only when it complements democratic decision making. When successful, policy analysis fosters valuable new ideas, better use of evidence, and greater transparency in decision processes.

About the Author


Lee S. Friedman is Professor of the Graduate School at the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. 

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"Recommended."
— CHOICE
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520287396
ISBN-10: 0520287398
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017
Pages: 215
Language: English
Series: Wildavsky Forum Series