This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.

Public and Private Sectors for Administering Public Functions

A broad-level issue in the discussion of public policy (at least since ancient times) has been the division of labor between the government and private enterprise in administering societal activities. This is partly the traditional issue of socialism (or collectivism) versus capitalism (or individualism). Until recently, the debate focused on who should own the major means of production ...

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