ERIC Number: ED444926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Social Science in Government: The Role of Policy Researchers. New Edition.
Nathan, Richard P.
This substantially updated version of a book first published in 1988 tells the story of welfare reform in the United States over the past three decades, with an emphasis on contributions made by social scientists. This edition contains five new chapters with new case material to show how social science principles can be used in U.S. government. In addition, all of the chapters from the previous edition have been revised and updated. Following a foreword by Michael J. Malbin and a preface to the new edition, the book is divided into four broad parts: "Introduction" (Chapters 1 and 2); "Demonstration Research" (Chapters 3, 4, and 5); "Evaluation Research" (Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12); and "Conclusions" (Chapter 13). Each chapter contains endnotes. (BT)
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Political Issues, Public Policy, Social Science Research, Welfare Reform
The Rockefeller Institute Press, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany, NY 12203-1003.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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