chapter  4
Technology for Director Dubious: Evaluation and Decision in Public Contexts
WithWard Edwards
Pages 28

In preparing this paper, I had the enormous advantage of having read the companion paper prepared by Mr. Joseph F. Coates, of the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress. Mr. Coates's incisive and provocative analysis of the nature of public policy decision making and the difficulties that experts have in providing useful inputs to that process merits extravagant admiration. It is a frank, penetrating review of virtually all of the issues that bemused academics like myself who have fluttered around the fringes of the Federal policy community for many years have vaguely sensed as being characteristic of policy making.