The new public management and evaluation

Norris, N. and Kushner, S. (2007) The new public management and evaluation. In: Dilemmas of Engagement: Evaluation and the New Public Management. Elsevier, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9780762313426

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Abstract

This paper is the introduction to the edited collection Dilemmas of Engagement: Evaluation and the New Public Management, published by Elsevier. The publication is Volume 10 in Advances in Program Evaluation. The paper explores the contemporary political economy of evaluation and the impact of new forms of public management on the practice of evaluation. It considers different definitions of new public management principles and looks at how, under these conditions, evaluation has become institutionalised. Social relations in this context are often calculative and strained by inequalities of power and distrust of motives. The paper concludes by considering the lack of a realistic theory of evaluation. The audiences for the paper are evaluation specialists and those with an interest in accountability. The contribution of Norris was 50%.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: mid:13690 dc:rights:Copyright clearance pending dc:ueastatus:post-print formatted dc:ueahesastaffidentifier:0000807120046
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 18:02
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 03:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16358
DOI: 10.1016/S1474-7863(07)10001-6

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