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The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

David Taylor and Susan Balloch (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and ... More


Modernising services, empowering users? Adult social care in 2006

Kirstein Rummery

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the way in which the overarching discourse of modernisation of adult care services has masked some of the conflicts inherent in policy developments in 2006, particularly those ... More


Reflections on an evaluation of partnerships to cope with winter pressures

Susan Balloch, Alison Penn, and Helen Charnley

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter evaluates projects designed to ease ‘winter pressures’. It explains that the study was carried out on the cusp of change, as Primary Care Trusts were forming and central government was ... More


Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment

Hilary Arksey

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines a partnership approach in Sunderland to supporting people into employment. It identifies ways to improve partnership working. It discusses how partner members from similar ... More


Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development

Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin, and Frances Deepwell

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the role of the evaluator working within inevitable external constraints. It advocates a theory driven perspective that positions the evaluator and project members as teachers ... More


The Owners of the World’s Media

Eli M. Noam

in Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0036
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines who owns the world’s major media companies. It identifies the major owners of media properties around the world. There are various types of ownership: public ownership; and ... More


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