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.

Building Frameworks for Policy Analysis

LaurePaquetteLakehead University

A certain mystique clings to theorists in the popular imagination: They take the universe as their inspiration and, from their all-too-real flesh and blood, mysteriously alchemize ideas that move humanity forward, or so the legend goes. The myth does accurately reflect a certain ersatz creativity involved in theory building, and it does highlight the importance of intuition.

On the other hand, the myth says nothing about the tedious, technical work that ...

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