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Table of Contents
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Notes on contributors
Introduction The politics of evaluation: an overview
David Taylor and Susan Balloch
Part One: Governance and evaluation
one Below decks on the youth justice flagship: the politics of evaluation
Peter Squires and Lynda Measor
two Urban regeneration:who defines the indicators?
three Reaching for the stars: the performance assessment framework for social services
Stella Law and Karin Janzon
Part Two: Participation and evaluation
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
Kay Graham and Amanda Harris
seven Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development
Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin and Frances Deepwell
eight Evaluating projects aimed at supporting the parents of young people: "I didn't learn anything new, but..."
Part Three: Partnerships and evaluation
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
Susan Balloch, Alison Penn and Helen Charnley
eleven Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment
Part Four: Learning from evaluation
twelve Evaluation and the New Deal for Communities: learning what for whom?
Ian Smith and Lucy Grimshaw
thirteen Community-led regeneration: learning loops or reinvented wheels?
Mike Rowe and Marilyn Taylor
fourteen Can social capital be a framework for participative evaluation of community health work?
Jennie Fleming and Thilo Boeck
fifteen Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics
Georgie Parry-Crooke and Cathy Sullivan
Conclusion What the politics of evaluation implies
Susan Balloch and David Taylor
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