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.

Academic Tyranny: The Tale and the Lessons1

RobertWeissbergUniversity of Illinois, Urbana

If an impartial Martian visited the typical American university, he or she would undoubtedly conclude that democracy flourished. After all, do not majority votes decide issues of consequence? Is it not true that representative bodies such as faculty senates abound? Is it not true that thick rule books proclaim rule by law and offer endless democratic protections? Conversations with all parties, from assistant professors to ...

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