Preface; 1. Pragmatism and the policy sciences; 2. The Chicago School of Pragmatism; 3. Functions of the decision process; 4. Functionalism and policy change; 5. The unity of knowledge and policy; 6. The roots of misinterpretation; 7. Conclusions - rediscovering the policy sciences.
An examination of the origins of the policy sciences in the School of Pragmatism at the University of Chicago from 1915-38.