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The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This Handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today. Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process - the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted and implemented - and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas. Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question 'what is good ...

Evaluation Research
Evaluation research
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Evaluation in its everyday sense refers to the general process of determining the merit, worth, and value of something — or the product of that process. It implies distinguishing the worthwhile from the pointless, the precious from the worthless. In present-day public sector management, however, evaluation has ...

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