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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

At the international level, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) means alternatives to war. At the economic level, it means alternatives to strikes and lockouts. At the litigation level, it means alternatives to going to courts and trials. ADR in a more positive sense means (a) arbitration with a win-lose decision by an ad hoc judge called an arbitrator and (b) mediation with a compromise decision by an ad hoc judge called a ...

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