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The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Europe

  • Reinhard Stockmann
  • Wolfgang Meyer
  • Lena Taube
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Northern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Peter Dahler-Larsen, Hanne Foss Hansen
      Pages 37-61
    3. Petri Uusikylä, Pertti Ahonen, Nina K. Hietakangas, Johanna Nurmi
      Pages 63-86
  4. Western Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Carolien Klein Haarhuis
      Pages 89-114
    3. Valérie Pattyn, Bart De Peuter
      Pages 115-138
    4. Clément Lacouette-Fougère, Benoit Simon
      Pages 139-165
    5. Reinhard Stockmann, Wolfgang Meyer
      Pages 167-198
    6. Thomas Widmer
      Pages 199-225
    7. Richard Boyle, Joe O’Hara, Gerry McNamara, Martin Brown
      Pages 227-248
    8. Tracey Wond
      Pages 249-269
  5. Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Erica Melloni
      Pages 273-301
    3. María Bustelo
      Pages 303-327
    4. Ana Diogo
      Pages 329-348
  6. Central Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Jiří Remr, Oto Potluka
      Pages 351-375

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the progress of institutionalisation of evaluation in European countries from various perspectives. . It describes both prior developments and current states of evaluation in 16 European countries and across the European Union (EU), focussing on three dimensions, namely the political, social and professional systems. These detailed country reports, which have been written by selected researchers and authors from each of the respective countries, lead to a concluding comparison and synthesis. This is the first of four volumes of the compendium The Institutionalisation of Evaluation to be followed by volumes on the Americas, Africa and Australasia. The overall aim is to provide an interdisciplinary audience with cross-country learning to enable them to better understand the institutionalisation of evaluation in different nations, world regions and different sectors.

Reinhard Stockmann is Professor for Sociology at Saarland University, Germany. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Evaluation (CEval), Managing Director of two Master of Evaluation programs, Executive Editor of the German Journal of Evaluation (ZfEv) and Founding member of the German Society for Evaluation (DeGEval). He is an evaluation specialist in the field of development cooperation, education, vocational training, environmental policy and foreign cultural policy.

Wolfgang Meyer is Assistant Professor at Saarland University, Germany and Adjunct Professor at Uganda Technology and Management University, Kampala, Uganda. He is Vice-Director of the Centre for Evaluation (CEval), Founding Member of the German Evaluation Society (DeGEval), Sociologist with a Focus on Empirical Methodology and Evaluation Specialist in the Field of Environment, Labour Market and Regional Development.

Lena Taube was previously a research associate at the Center for Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University, Germany, where she focused on research regarding the institutionalisation of evaluation as a means to good governance. She is currently working at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) engaged with evaluating human rights in German development aid.

Keywords

Evaluation Institutionalisation Europe pragmatism complexity evidence-informed decision making institutions evaluation policy evaluation capacity building government learning public performance pluralism participation evaluation regulations heterogeneity professionalistion bureaucratisation supply and demand public administration university evaluation education

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Stockmann
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Meyer
    • 2
  • Lena Taube
    • 3
  1. 1.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.Centre for EvaluationSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

About the editors

Reinhard Stockmann is Professor for Sociology at Saarland University, Germany. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Evaluation (CEval), Managing Director of two Master of Evaluation programs, Executive Editor of the German Journal of Evaluation (ZfEv) and Founding member of the German Society for Evaluation (DeGEval). He is an evaluation specialist in the field of development cooperation, education, vocational training, environmental policy and foreign cultural policy.

Wolfgang Meyer is Assistant Professor at Saarland University, Germany and Adjunct Professor at Uganda Technology and Management University, Kampala, Uganda. He is Vice-Director of the Centre for Evaluation (CEval), Founding Member of the German Evaluation Society (DeGEval), Sociologist with a Focus on Empirical Methodology and Evaluation Specialist in the Field of Environment, Labour Market and Regional Development.

Lena Taube was previously a research associate at the Center for Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University, Germany, where she focused on research regarding the institutionalisation of evaluation as a means to good governance. She is currently working at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) engaged with evaluating human rights in German development aid.

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