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Endogenous socio-economic development in the European union - issues of evaluation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Chris Ray


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The public sector, in its policy statements and in the design of programmes of intervention, appears to be subscribing to a rhetoric of 'grassroots participation'. At the same time, however, pressures are increasing for bureaucracies to adopt a managerialist modus operandi. This article considers the tensions that arise when participative service provision and programmes are subjected to evaluation scrutiny by managerialist bodies. The discussion takes place in the context of an EU-sponsored endogenous socio-economic development initiative. This prepares the ground for an exploration of participative evaluation. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ray C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Rural Studies

Year: 2000

Volume: 16

Issue: 4

Pages: 447-458

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0743-0167

ISSN (electronic): 1873-1392

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/S0743-0167(00)00012-7


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