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Baehler, Karen J.

Works: 9 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 2,128 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HN90.C6, 307.14120973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karen J Baehler
Adding value to policy analysis and advice by Claudia Scott( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expanding traditional theories of policymaking through comparisons between policies implemented in Australia and New Zealand, this textbook shows how good analysis and advice improves the decisions of public officials. Aimed at managers, administrators, and students who want an integrated perspective on policy analysis and advising, the chapters cover the role of advisors and analysts, within and across jurisdictions, consider the viewpoint of local officials who protect their turf, and suggest new ways for officials to collaborate with outside experts."--Publisher description
Chinese social policy in a time of transition by Douglas J Besharov( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the consolidation of Chinese social policy, partly as a result of economic liberalization and expansion
Adding Value to Policy Analysis by Claudia Scott( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook explores the theory and practice of policy-making and how good analysis and advice add value to public decisions and decision-makers. The authors discuss the roles of advisors and analysts both within and across jurisdictions, and how they affect policy processes and methods in Australia and New Zealand. This is a must-have text for managers, administrators and students who want an integrated perspective to the field of policy analysis and advising
Rural development in the United States : connecting theory, practice, and possibilities by William A Galston( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural Development in the United States presents a comprehensive evaluation of the economic, environmental, and political implications of past rural development and a thorough consideration of the directions in which future development efforts should go. The authors have assembled the best of what is being thought and done with regard to rural development in the United States, and they place it in a broad theoretical, historical, and geographical context
Improving public services : international experiences in using evaluation tools to measure program performance by Douglas J Besharov( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The government performance movement has been in full swing for decades around the world. So, why do so many public programs and organizations continue to underperform? A major reason is that measuring the types of performance that people value most -- real outcomes for citizens -- continues to be an elusive goal. And why is performance measurement so difficult? Because performance managers have not taken full advantage of the tools and knowledge available in the field of program evaluation; the worlds of performance measurement and program evaluation have much to learn from each other, but they remain largely separate for reasons of history, politics, and inertia. Improving Public Services spotlights recent advances in the theory and practice of performance measurement with potential to bridge the divide. As the text's essays, case studies, and comparative analyses demonstrate, many of the challenges to outcome-based performance measurement are similar across national and cultural boundaries. And many of these challenges are amenable to solutions drawn from program evaluation, especially program theory as captured in logic models. Key issues addressed include designing and implementing high-performance contracts, using administrative data to measure performance and evaluate program effectiveness, minimizing the unintended consequences of performance-based incentive schemes, measuring qualities of governance as well as service delivery, and fitting performance systems to different institutional settings. The authors offer insights relevant to charitable organizations, private service providers, international bodies, municipalities, states, and national governments in developed, developing, and transitional countries. As the global debate over performance management rages on, this volume points to promising directions for future research and practice at the intersection of program evaluation and outcome-based public management."--
Lifelong learning part II : training for a competitive workforce by Karen J Baehler( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Budget Enforcement Act : implications for children and families by Karen J Baehler( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (bea) and its implications for public financing of education and other children's services notes that voters want more and better education and related services, and at the same time want to pay less in taxes and balance budgets at every governmental level. The first section details recent changes in budget process rules. The 1995 budget resolution signals the intention of Congress to retool some bea procedures to suit its new agenda. The second section looks at the effect changes in rules have had on legislative strategy and funding outcomes for children's programs. Relevant changes include dramatic lowering of the caps on discretionary spending; construction of fire walls between defense and nondefense discretionary spending; pay-as-you-go (paygo) spending to pay for tax cuts with cuts in appropriations; and restoration of fixed deficit targets to rein in automatic growth in mandatory spending. The third section shows how bea rules can interact with current proposals under debate in Congress, and the final section suggests items for further discussion. The paper concludes by taking the position that advocates of children's causes should focus their efforts on influencing budget and program politics rather than trying to rewrite budget process rules. (Et)
Fair shares and formula fights : a study of federal social welfare distribution by Karen J Baehler( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifelong learning by Robert P Abeshouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rural development in the United States : connecting theory, practice, and possibilities
Rural development in the United States : connecting theory, practice, and possibilities
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