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Order without design : information production and policy making

Author: Martha S Feldman
Publisher: Standford : University, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on 18 months of observation and participation in the work of the policy office of the US Department of Energy, the author fully investigates the conditions that create the paradox and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha S Feldman
ISBN: 0804717249 9780804717243 9780804717267 0804717265
OCLC Number: 911321632
Description: XIV, 201 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. The paradox of producing information 2. Interpretation in decision making and policy making 3. Method and data Part II. What Bureaucratic Analysts Do: 4. Report writing 5. tasks that contribute to report writing 6. The work of bureaucratic analysts Part III. Contribution to Policy Making: 7. Rationality, interpretation, and inventories 8. Properties of the inventory 9. Problem sovling versus interpretation: from the bureaucratic analysts' perspective Part VI. Implications: 10. Bureaucratic analysts and their work 11. Organizing analysts 12. The production of information Appendices Bibliography Index.
Responsibility: Martha S. Feldman.

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