Systems Analysis in Public Policy: A Critique
by Ida Russakoff Hoos
Publisher: University of California Press 1974
Number of pages: 259
This is an inquiry into systems analysis, its origin and applications, its uses and abuses, its present impact and future implications. Systems analysis requires serious contemplation because of its central role in public planning.
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