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
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Business & Economics - 281 pages
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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Classic piece on Policy Implementation. Despite the publication date I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject today.
Review: 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 Mora...User Review - Brittaney - Goodreads
Implementation was a nice account of a federal effort to relieve a city riddled with hyper-unemployment. The authors offer their suggestions as to why the program failed and what could be done for ... Read full review
TRIALS OF IMPLEMENTATION
THE COMPLEXITY OF JOINT ACTION
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
ECONOMIC THEORY AND PROGRAM
IMPLEMENTATION AS EVOLUTION 1979
WHAT SHOULD EVALUATION MEAN
IMPLEMENTATION AS MUTUAL
IMPLEMENTATION AS EXPLORATION 1983