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.

Core Bibliography and Background

This chapter contains mainly books that cut across the subfields of economic, technology, social, political, international, and legal policy. For example, there is a core of principles that relate to process, methods, values, and use, regardless of subfield.

There are three main topics covering core courses, types of methods by discipline, and types of substance by discipline. Disciplines mainly refer to the social sciences but ...

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