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Hanberger, A. (2022). Power in and of evaluation - A framework of analysis. Evaluation, 28(3), 265-283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Power in and of evaluation - A framework of analysis
2022 (English)In: Evaluation, ISSN 1356-3890, E-ISSN 1461-7153, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 265-283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article develops a framework for enhancing understanding and exploring both how power manifests in the evaluation process, and the power of evaluation in relation to public policy and democratic governance. Power is conceived as a multifaceted and dynamic phenomenon that manifests, permeates, and affects evaluation in many ways. The article demonstrates how the framework can be applied to an evaluation of a Swedish teacher-training program. The tentative analysis shows how the commissioner’s power-over the evaluators becomes evident when it cannot induce the evaluators to do what it wants them to do and manifests itself as constitutive power when, for example, helping shape the notion of what valid knowledge is. The power of the evaluation manifests itself as supporting key policy and governance functions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
democratic governance, evaluation, framework, power, public policy
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198347 (URN)10.1177/13563890221102190 (DOI)000828073100001 ()2-s2.0-85134577974 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-01 Created: 2022-08-01 Last updated: 2022-09-15Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. & Lindgren, J. (2021). Utvärdering av ”Umeå växer tryggt och säkert” – slutrapport. Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av ”Umeå växer tryggt och säkert” – slutrapport
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå universitet, 2021. p. 104
Series
Evaluation reports, ISSN 1403-8056
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-190039 (URN)978-91-7855-682-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-02 Created: 2021-12-02 Last updated: 2022-06-14Bibliographically approved
Abma, T., Visse, M., Hanberger, A., Simons, H. & Greene, J. (2020). Enriching evaluation practice through care ethics. Evaluation, 26(2), 131-146
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2020 (English)In: Evaluation, ISSN 1356-3890, E-ISSN 1461-7153, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 131-146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recently, several authors have called for a critical assessment of the normative dimensions of evaluation practice. This article responds to this call by demonstrating how evaluation practice can be enriched through deliberate engagement with care ethics. Care ethics has a relational and practice view of morality and places caring relationships and responsibilities at the forefront of our being in the world. We will demonstrate how care ethics, in particular Joan Tronto’s moral-political theory of democratic caring, can help evaluators to reshape our way of working by placing caring and relationality at the centre of our evaluative work. Care ethics as a normative orientation for evaluation stretches beyond professional codes of conduct, and rule- or principled-based behaviour. It is part of everything we do or not do, how we interact with others, and what kinds of relationships we forge in our practice. This is illustrated with two examples: a democratic evaluation of a programme for refugee children in Sweden; and a responsive evaluation of a programme for neighbours of people with an intellectual disability in The Netherlands. Both examples show that a caring ethos offers a promising pathway to address the larger political, public issues of our times through the interrogation of un-caring practices. We conclude a caring ethos can help evaluators to strengthen a caring society that builds on people’s deeply felt need to care, to relate, and to connect within and across communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
care ethics, democratic evaluation, morality, normativity, relationships, responsive evaluation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-170475 (URN)10.1177/1356389019893402 (DOI)000528236900002 ()2-s2.0-85083795310 (Scopus ID)
Note

Special Issue: SI

Available from: 2020-05-06 Created: 2020-05-06 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. (2020). "Umeå växer tryggt och säkert": hur satsningen är tänkt att fungera, utsikterna att lyckas och hur den kan utvecklas. Umeå: Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research, Umeå University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Umeå växer tryggt och säkert": hur satsningen är tänkt att fungera, utsikterna att lyckas och hur den kan utvecklas
2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research, Umeå University, 2020. p. 42
Series
Evaluation Reports, ISSN 1403-8056
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-171643 (URN)978-91-7855-297-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-08 Created: 2020-06-08 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. & Lindgren, L. (2019). Evaluation systems in local eldercare governance. Journal of Social Work, 19(2), 233-252
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation systems in local eldercare governance
2019 (English)In: Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1468-0173, E-ISSN 1741-296X, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 233-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores how three evaluation systems in eldercare governance, two national and one local, operate and interact at the municipal, administrative, and service levels in a Swedish municipality. The case study focuses on the three systems’ contributions to accountability and to improving eldercare quality. It is based on multiple sources, including 28 interviews with local key actors involved in local eldercare governance, and the results derive from a directed content analysis guided by four research questions.

The study demonstrates that the three evaluation systems support accountability and quality improvement in different ways and have different consequences for local actors. The systems create multiple accountability problems and have multiple constitutive effects, for example, creating different notions of what quality in eldercare means. The systems’ contributions to improving eldercare quality differed: the net effect of the two national systems was negative, whereas the local system has helped improve eldercare quality without any identified negative effects so far.

The article broadens our theoretical understanding and knowledge of regulatory mechanisms in eldercare governance. It has significance for eldercare policy by finding that policymakers and service providers must be aware of and manage multiple evaluation systems and accountability problems. Its implication for eldercare practice is that local actors must build evaluation capacity to manage existing evaluation systems in order to improve their own practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Social work, case study, evaluation, long-term care, older people, decision making
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Public Administration Studies Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145471 (URN)10.1177/1468017318760788 (DOI)000461080600004 ()2-s2.0-85062873699 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-0379
Available from: 2018-03-06 Created: 2018-03-06 Last updated: 2022-06-08Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Lindgren, L. & Nygren, L. (2019). Hur kan granskning av äldreomsorg studeras? (1ed.). In: Anders Hanberger och Lena Lindgren (Ed.), Perspektiv på granskning inom  offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel (pp. 39-54). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan granskning av äldreomsorg studeras?
2019 (Swedish)In: Perspektiv på granskning inom  offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel / [ed] Anders Hanberger och Lena Lindgren, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, 1, p. 39-54Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Work Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153912 (URN)9789151100654 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-0379
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. (2019). Hur är Umeå växer - tryggt och säkert tänkt att fungera?. In: : . Paper presented at UmeBrå-forum, Umeå, Sverige, 21 oktober, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur är Umeå växer - tryggt och säkert tänkt att fungera?
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-164689 (URN)
Conference
UmeBrå-forum, Umeå, Sverige, 21 oktober, 2019
Note

Utvärdering av Umeå växer - tryggt och säkert

Available from: 2019-10-28 Created: 2019-10-28 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. & Lindgren, L. (2019). Inledning (1ed.). In: Anders Hanberger och Lena Lindgren (Ed.), Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel (pp. 9-23). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2019 (Swedish)In: Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel / [ed] Anders Hanberger och Lena Lindgren, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, 1, p. 9-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Work Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153911 (URN)978-91-511-0065-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-0379
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A. & Lindgren, L. (Eds.). (2019). Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel (1ed.). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019. p. 152 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153910 (URN)978-91-511-0065-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-0379
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, K., Hanberger, A. & Nygren, L. (2019). Statlig tillsyn. In: Anders Hanberger & Lena Lindgren (Ed.), Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel (pp. 55-70). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statlig tillsyn
2019 (Swedish)In: Perspektiv på granskning inom offentlig sektor: med äldreomsorgen som exempel / [ed] Anders Hanberger & Lena Lindgren, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, p. 55-70Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153909 (URN)9789151100654 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
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