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Evidence, Argument, and Persuasion in the Policy Process

 
 
 
 
Evidence, Argument, and Persuasion in the Policy Process
Author: Giandomenico Majone
ISBN 13: 9780300052596
ISBN 10: 300052596
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1992-07-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 203
List Price: $28.00
 
 

This book challenges the common assumption that policy analysts engage in purely objective technical assessment of policy alternatives. It argues instead that what analysts really do is produce policy arguments that are based on value judgments and are used by policymakers in the course of public debate. Giandomenico Majone shows that the essential need today is not to develop 'objective' measures of outcomes but rather to improve the methods and conditions of public discourse at all levels and stages of policy making.