Social programming and policy-making: A realist perspective

Melvin M. Mark, Gary T. Henry

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Social programming is an evolved mechanism for addressing social needs (among other things). Evaluation focuses largely on social programs. We review selected aspects of the complex dynamic, political, and contextual factors that influence social programming, and from these we draw conclusions about the conduct of emergent realist evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalNew Directions for Evaluation
Issue number78
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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