A strategy of decision: policy evaluation as a social process
"A Strategy of Decision" explores and explain some striking discrepancies between theories of decision-making and the observed practices of people who successfully cope with the complex problem-solving required in matters of public policy.
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A Critique of the Classical Ideals
The Synoptic Conception of Problem Solving
PART THREE Choice of Procedure Implicit in Choice of Value
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