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The Resource Calculated choices in policy-making : the theory and practice of impact assessment, Michiel S. de Vries

Calculated choices in policy-making : the theory and practice of impact assessment, Michiel S. de Vries

Label
Calculated choices in policy-making : the theory and practice of impact assessment
Title
Calculated choices in policy-making
Title remainder
the theory and practice of impact assessment
Statement of responsibility
Michiel S. de Vries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Making choices depends on the evaluation of alternatives, yet the consequences of choices are often worse than people expect. This book discusses the major problems for decision-makers in evaluating courses of action and examines the political contexts in which decisions are made." "The book discusses the possibilities and limitations of a strategic approach to calculated choices. This involves making the possibilities more explicit and assessing each of them against clearly stipulated criteria. Regardless of the amount of information available, all rational choices are characterized by the inherent logic that results from an ideal-type model playing a part in every decision, be it implicit or explicit. It is the logic of this model that is analysed in this book." "While a decision-making model cannot guarantee optimal outcomes, this book will allow decision-makers to understand the potential and the difficulties involved in making choices which are as rational as possible."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vries, Michiel S. de
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H97
LC item number
.V75 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Policy sciences
  • Decision making
Label
Calculated choices in policy-making : the theory and practice of impact assessment, Michiel S. de Vries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of formulae
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • introduction to making calculated choices.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • task is to make a well-thought-out choice.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Alternatives and criteria.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Determining how well alternatives score on criteria.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • weight of criteria.
  • p. 122
  • 6.
  • Compilation into a ranking order.
  • p. 148
  • 7.
  • Analysing the outcomes.
  • p. 173
  • 8.
  • Leave the decision to the decision makers.
  • p. 195
  • References.
  • p. 205
  • Subject Index.
  • p. 215
  • Author Index.
  • p. 219
Control code
12004399
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 p.
Isbn
9780333731826
Lccn
98038460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Calculated choices in policy-making : the theory and practice of impact assessment, Michiel S. de Vries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of formulae
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • introduction to making calculated choices.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • task is to make a well-thought-out choice.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Alternatives and criteria.
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Determining how well alternatives score on criteria.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • weight of criteria.
  • p. 122
  • 6.
  • Compilation into a ranking order.
  • p. 148
  • 7.
  • Analysing the outcomes.
  • p. 173
  • 8.
  • Leave the decision to the decision makers.
  • p. 195
  • References.
  • p. 205
  • Subject Index.
  • p. 215
  • Author Index.
  • p. 219
Control code
12004399
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 p.
Isbn
9780333731826
Lccn
98038460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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