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Philosophical critiques of policy analysis : Lindblom, Habermas, and the Great Society / Lance deHaven-Smith.

By: DeHaven-Smith, Lance.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HC106.6 .D443 1990Publication: Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 1990Description: xii, 156 p. : ill.Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1988.ISBN: 0813009073 (alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Economic policy -- 1961-1971 | United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993 | Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States | Poor -- United States | Lindblom, Charles Edward, 1917- | Habermas, Jurgen
Contents:
1. Problems of Analysis in the Great Society -- The Same Facts, Different Conclusions -- Framing the Possibilities -- The Historical Perspective -- The Comparative Perspective -- Theory-Based Approaches to Policy Analysis -- 2. Promise and Performance of the Great Society -- the Great Society's Underlying Theories -- The Cycle of Poverty -- The Policy Framework -- Effects of the Great Society -- Changes in Poverty -- Program Impacts -- Arguments in Defense of the Great Society -- 3. A Shift in the Context of Evaluation -- The Reagan Revolution -- Assessing uie Evidence -- The Culture of the Poor -- The Benefits of Economic Growth -- The Importance of Social Conditions -- Implications for Policy Analysis -- 4. Lindblom's Politics and Markets -- Politico-Economic Mechanisms -- Existing Political-Economic Systems. Polyarchy. Communist Systems. Market-Oriented Authoritarian Systems. Lindblom's Ideal -- Criticisms and Rejoinders -- From the Marxists. From the liberals -- 5. Political Impacts of a Change in Property Rights Lindblom's Explanation of Poverty -- Analysis of Policy Impacts -- The Effects of Civil Rights -- Social Action -- Challenges to Lindblom -- 6. Habermas's Legitimation Crisis Principles of Organization -- Social Formations. Crises in Earlier Social Formatinnx -- Critic Tendencies in Organized Capitalism -- Habermas's Ideal -- Criticisms and Rejoinders -- 7. Cultural and Psychological Impacts of Suppressed Issues -- Habermas's Explanation of Poverty -- Analysis of the Great Society -- An Unconscious Shift in Policy -- Social Action -- Explaining the Transformation -- Challenges to Habermas -- 8. The Subject Matter of Policy Research -- Policy Research Revisited -- Methodological Implications -- Policy Formulation -- Target Group Impacts – Auxiliary Hypotheses -- Impacts on Politics and Public Opinion.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1988.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Problems of Analysis in the Great Society -- The Same Facts, Different Conclusions -- Framing the Possibilities -- The Historical Perspective -- The Comparative Perspective -- Theory-Based Approaches to Policy Analysis -- 2. Promise and Performance of the Great Society -- the Great Society's Underlying Theories -- The Cycle of Poverty -- The Policy Framework -- Effects of the Great Society -- Changes in Poverty -- Program Impacts -- Arguments in Defense of the Great Society -- 3. A Shift in the Context of Evaluation -- The Reagan Revolution -- Assessing uie Evidence -- The Culture of the Poor -- The Benefits of Economic Growth -- The Importance of Social Conditions -- Implications for Policy Analysis -- 4. Lindblom's Politics and Markets -- Politico-Economic Mechanisms -- Existing Political-Economic Systems. Polyarchy. Communist Systems. Market-Oriented Authoritarian Systems. Lindblom's Ideal -- Criticisms and Rejoinders -- From the Marxists. From the liberals -- 5. Political Impacts of a Change in Property Rights Lindblom's Explanation of Poverty -- Analysis of Policy Impacts -- The Effects of Civil Rights -- Social Action -- Challenges to Lindblom -- 6. Habermas's Legitimation Crisis Principles of Organization -- Social Formations. Crises in Earlier Social Formatinnx -- Critic Tendencies in Organized Capitalism -- Habermas's Ideal -- Criticisms and Rejoinders -- 7. Cultural and Psychological Impacts of Suppressed Issues -- Habermas's Explanation of Poverty -- Analysis of the Great Society -- An Unconscious Shift in Policy -- Social Action -- Explaining the Transformation -- Challenges to Habermas -- 8. The Subject Matter of Policy Research -- Policy Research Revisited -- Methodological Implications -- Policy Formulation -- Target Group Impacts – Auxiliary Hypotheses -- Impacts on Politics and Public Opinion.

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