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A Review of Models in the Policy Process

Published 1978

by Warren Walker

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Reviews Models in the Policy Process: Public Decision Making in the Computer Era by M. Greenberger, M. A. Crenson and B. L. Crissey. The book describes the field of public policy analysis, investigates its successes and failures, and suggests how the field might change in order to fulfill its potential. It includes descriptions of the development and application of nine modeling methodologies that are used in most policy studies, and an analysis of the successes and failures of the New York City-RAND Institute. The review concludes that the book is well worth reading. It finds the description of the methodologies captivating, albeit somewhat repetitious, and finds the authors have drawn some important and insightful conclusions from the Institute's experiences.

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