Addressed to the growing concerns about norms and values in policy assessment, this study develops a methodology for the political evaluation of public policy. It is designed to move policy evaluation beyond its current emphasis on efficient achievement of goals, focusing instead on the assessment of the acceptability of the goals themselves.
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Other Titles of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction: The Problem of Methodology -- The Fact-Value Debate and the Search for Methodology -- Political Evaluation and the Problem of Rational Judgment -- The Logic of Evaluation: Evaluation Research and Phenomenology -- The Logic of Evaluation: The Systems Perspective and Political Philosophy -- The Logic as Policy Methodology -- Appendix
Frank Fischer is assistant professor of political science and administrative studies at Rutgers University in Newark. He has also taught at New York University and the State University of New York and has gained a wide range of practical experience as a public policy analyst.