A Discussion of Lindblom, Thompson, Allison and Others


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A Discussion of Lindblom, Thompson, Allison and Others
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What is the difference between rational-comprehensive and incremental policy making approaches? Answer:
A good description of rational-comprehensive policy-making is as follows: “A theoretical model of how public policy decisions are (or perhaps ought to be) taken. All possible options or approaches to solving the problem under study are identified and the costs and benefits of each option are assessed and compared with each other. The option that promises to yield the greatest net benefit is selected. The main problem with rational-comprehensive approaches is that it is often very costly in terms of time and other resources that must be devoted to gathering the...
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