Policymaking for a Good Society

The Social Fabric Matrix Approach to Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Authors: Hayden, F. Gregory

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This book was written for students of policy science and analysts with policy making responsibilities who want to understand how to solve social and ecological problems with an integrated systems approach. It describes a method that gives analysts the ability to combine knowledge of social, technological, and ecological systems in order to model real-world complexities that will lead to desirable outcomes.

The author had designed a unique methodology – the social fabric matrix (SFM) – that encourages relevant questions; defines and models a whole that transcends system components and describes their relationship; includes cultural values, social beliefs, and institutional rules; identifies system feedback loops; guides the development of social indicators and builds a database for statistical analysis; coordinates temporal sequences; compares the consequences of alternative policies; and includes the ability to relate research to the broader reality of political action such a lobbying, budgetary processes, and administrative implementation.

F. Gregory Hayden teaches economics at the University of Nebraska.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

  • Policy Paradigms should be Consistent with the Complexity of Reality

    Pages 12-20

  • Instrumental Philosophy and Criteria

    Pages 21-50

  • General Systems Principles for Policy Analysis

    Pages 51-60

  • Social Criteria and Socioecological Indicators

    Pages 61-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policymaking for a Good Society
Book Subtitle
The Social Fabric Matrix Approach to Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-29370-7
DOI
10.1007/0-387-29370-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-29369-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3989-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 252
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