Political culture as context for evaluation

Peter Dahler-Larsen, Thomas A. Schwandt

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One way to understand the context of evaluation is in terms of its interaction with political culture. That culture includes citizens' views of the role of government and of evaluation and the history of the polity. This chapter illustrates the relationship of political culture and evaluation by means of two accounts of Danish political culture. The chapter also draws on this analysis to stimulate our thinking on the very idea of how context can be studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalNew Directions for Evaluation
Issue number135
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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