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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 of the Economic Development Administration as told by two sympathetic observers who seek to build morals on a foundation of ruined hopes

Author: Jeffrey L Pressman; Aaron B Wildavsky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1984.
Series: Oakland Project series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explores and elaborates the relationship between the evaluation of programs and the study of their implementation. This title suggests that tendencies to assimilate the two should be resisted.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pressman, Jeffrey L.
Implementation.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1984
(OCoLC)743138089
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Pressman; Aaron B Wildavsky
ISBN: 0520052323 9780520052321 0520052331 9780520052338 9681651502 9789681651503 0520053311 9780520053311
OCLC Number: 10046586
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Appearances --
Formulating policy --
Trials of implementation --
Two smaller programs : business loans and the health center --
The complexity of joint action --
Learning from experience --
Economic theory and program implementation --
Implementation as evolution (1979) --
What should evaluation mean to implementation? (1983).
Series Title: Oakland Project series.
Responsibility: Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky.

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