- Title Pages
- List of tables, figures and boxes
- Notes on contributors
- Introduction: The politics of evaluation: an overview
- One Below decks on the youth justice flagship: the politics of evaluation
- Two Urban regeneration: who defines the indicators?
- Three Reaching for the stars: the performance assessment framework for social services
- Four Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations
- Five Best Value but not best interests: can service users instruct mental health advocates?
- Six New Deal for Communities as a participatory public policy: the challenges for evaluation
- Seven Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development
- Eight Evaluating projects aimed at supporting the parents of young people: “I didn't learn anything new, but …”
- Nine Evaluating interagency working in health and social care: politics, policies and outcomes for service users
- Ten Reflections on an evaluation of partnerships to cope with winter pressures
- Eleven Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment
- Twelve Evaluation and the New Deal for Communities: learning what for whom?
- Thirteen Community-led regeneration: learning loops or reinvented wheels?
- Fourteen Can social capital be a framework for participative evaluation of community health work?
- Fifteen Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics
- Conclusion: What the politics of evaluation implies
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