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Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work at All, This Being a Saga ... Morals on a Foundation (Oakland Project)

 
 
 
 
Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work at All, This Being a Saga ... Morals on a Foundation (Oakland Project)
Author: Jeffrey L. Pressman - Aaron Wildavsky
ISBN 13: 9780520053311
ISBN 10: 520053311
Edition: 3
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1984-06-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $29.95
 
 

Three substantial new chapters and a new preface in this third edition explore and elaborate the relationship between the evaluation of programs and the study of their implementation. The authors suggest that tendencies to assimilate the two should be resisted. Evaluation should retain its enlightenment function while the study of implementation should strengthen its focus on learning.

New York Times Book Review

Of universal application . . . this is an analysis of why the urban crisis has proved so intractable . . . . Nobody who reads this book will ever again be surprised by the gulf between promise and performance in a program to help revive or save or rebuild the country's cities.