An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft

Prescriptions for Better Analysis

  • IrisĀ Geva-May

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Iris Geva-May
    Pages 1-37
  3. Iris Geva-May
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  4. Iris Geva-May
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  5. Iris Geva-May
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-253

About this book


The aim of An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft is to cut through the ambiguity and contradictions inherent in policy analysis by means of an operational-prescriptive approach. Its main objective is to encapsulate the essential concepts, methods and tools of policy analysis and to provide an insight into factors acting within and around the policy analysis process. Based on the collaborative research of Iris Geva-May and Aaron Wildavsky, the first full draft of An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft was completed just before Dr Wildavsky's untimely death. Since that time, Dr Geva-May has worked to thoroughly revise and update the manuscript.
An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft can be used by researchers in political science, or as a textbook for any course in policy analysis, policy planning and evaluation. It will serve as a valuable source for students of political science, public policy, administration and management, as well as for policy analysts, researchers and executives in both the US and abroad.


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Authors and affiliations

  • IrisĀ Geva-May
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of HaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6838-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4104-2
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