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.

Graphic Approaches to Understanding Super-Optimizing

This chapter attempts to classify super-optimizing or win-win analysis into three different graphic or geometric models. Doing so serves the following purposes:

  • Many people understand simple graphs and notes better than verbose jargon or unnecessary mathematics.
  • These graphs can generate new insights for improving the general methodology.
  • The graphs can facilitate more applications.
  • The graphs lend themselves to developing useful conceptual theory, such as ways of classifying and generating goals, ...
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