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 (Book, 1984) [WorldCat.org]
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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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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.
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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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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.  Read more...

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"Of universal application . . . this is an analysis of why the urban crisis has proved so intractable. . . . Nobody who reads this book will ever again be surprised by the gulf between promise and Read more...

 
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