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The politics of evaluationParticipation and policy implementation$
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David Taylor and Susan Balloch

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346063

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001

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Conclusion: What the politics of evaluation implies

Conclusion: What the politics of evaluation implies

(p.249) Conclusion: What the politics of evaluation implies
The politics of evaluation

Susan Balloch

David Taylor

Policy Press

This chapter identifies ways in which the politics of evaluation is taken into account while supporting evaluation as a valuable and viable form of research. The central actors, the young people, residents of a neighbourhood renewal area, parents, or others, should be involved. Research processes should be challenged that subordinate informed local evaluation and silence issues which fall outside defined technical boundaries. The advantages of a positive approach must be considered as opposed to cynicism that might encourage emphasis of primarily what goes wrong or reject evaluation altogether. Learning must be shared and this is likely to be achieved through the use of common concepts such as the social capital framework for evaluation than through comparable findings.

Keywords:   evaluation, young people, research processes, residents, learning, social capital

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