The Art of Judgment: A Study of Policy Making

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SAGE Publications, Sep 18, 1995 - Political Science - 232 pages
This classic book by Sir Geoffrey Vickers first published 30 years ago speaks to both the student//academic and the practitioner interested in understanding decision-making in organizational settings. As the biographical essay elucidates, Vickers' ideas arose from his rich and multifaceted career as a practitioner. His work provides for the integration of theory and practice that is without parallel anywhere in the literature.

Written in a lively and accessible style The Art of Judgment continues to be a seminal work for scholars seeking to develop an interpretive and critical account of management and organization. This work is a study which transcends both a narrow and scientific view of administrative behaviour an

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This was pivotal in clarifying some concepts of policy making when organisations first began creating policies in the mid 1960s. Prior to this time, in the UK and maybe else where, decisions were as the management decided and because they said so leading to misunderstandings. Read full review

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