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.

Win-Win Decentralizing

In this chapter, I discuss three aspects of win-win decentralization. The first involves conflict between the central government and state-local governments. The second involves conflict between governmental and business decision making. The third involves a related conflict between governmental and individual decision making.

Central Versus State-Local Governments

As shown in Table 43.1 (dollar amounts are in millions), the conservative alternative is to give 100% of the jurisdiction to state or local agencies, or all $500 if ...

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