Accession Number:

AD0718830

Title:

Policy Analysis for Action Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Political studies have had little contribution to make to the management of real political problems, largely because they have been devoted more to the end of increasing understanding than to the end of formulating concrete recommendations for action. The continued pursuit of deeper understanding may distract the analyst from the work of formulating concrete action recommendations. Carefully performed, explicit policy analyses designed to develop recommendations for action dealing with real political problems can be legitimate scholarly endeavors. The document pursues the thesis that methodologies and guiding principles for the conduct of such studies can be formulated, just as they have been for the empirical research, and more effort should be devoted to cultivating the methods for doing them.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE