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Author Rivlin, Alice M.,
Title Systematic thinking for social action / Alice M. Rivlin ; foreword by Donna Shalala.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2015.

Author Rivlin, Alice M.,
Series H. Rowan Gaither lectures in systems science.
Subject Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- United States.
Program budgeting -- United States.
Experimental design.
Social problems -- Research -- United States.
Alt Name Shalala, Donna E.,
Brookings Institution.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 142 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-135) and index.
Note "A Brookings classic."
With a new preface by the author.
First Brookings edition published 1971 - title page verso.
"Originally delivered in January 1970 as the third H. Rowan Gaither Lecture, at the University of California, Berkeley"--Title page verso.
Contents Preface to the new edition -- Introduction -- Who wins and who loses -- What does the most good -- Producing effective services : what do we know? Why do we care -- Can we find out what works? -- Accountability : what does it mean.
Note Print version record.
Summary <P>In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, <I>Systematic Thinking for Social Action</I>, spent years on the Brookings Press bestseller list. Is is a very personal and conversational volume about the dawn of new ways of thinking about government.</P><P>As deputy assistant secretary for program coordination, and.
ISBN 9780815726456 (electronic bk.)
0815726457 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 910844858
Additional Format Print version: Rivlin, Alice M. Systematic thinking for social action 0815726449 (OCoLC)884299429.

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