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Examining policy evaluation as a social process, David Braybrooke and Charles E. Lindblom analyze differences in decision-making and problem-solving, providing readers what “a new definition of what it means to be rational” (American Political Science Review).

A Strategy of Decision explores and explains some striking discrepancies between theories of decision-making and the observed practices of people who successfully cope with the complex problem-solving required in matters of public policy.

David Braybrooke is Professor of Philosophy and Politics at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He has been Visting Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburg and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Three Tests for Democracy and has published many articles in professional journals.