Utvärdering i politik och förvaltning

This is a continuous, part-time research activity, whose purpose is to shed light on the theory and methodology of public sector evaluation and implementation. Problems include: definitions of evaluation, evaluation purposes, intervention theory (program theory) in evaluation, evaluation models, evaluation designs, process evaluations, the value criterion problem, the utilization problem, and critics of evaluation, evaluation in performance management.

In 2012, I am working on the following

Planned publications: 
Public Policy and Program Evaluation, 2nd edition 2013, in English (1st ed in 1997 and 2000)

Public Policy and Program Evaluation, Chinese translation will be published by Quingha University Press in Beijing

Associated researchers:
Ove Karlsson Vestman, Mälardalen Evaluation Academy, Mälardalen University (Eskilstuna), 
Nils Hertting, IBF,
Morten Balle Hansen, University of Southern Denmark, Odense Campus,
Verner Denvall, Linnaeus University.

Cooperating institutions:
Mälardalen Evaluation Academy, Mälardalen University (Eskilstuna).

Publications:
2010, Hansen, Morten Balle & Evert Vedung, "Theory-Based Stakeholder Evaluation," American Journal of Evaluation, 31(3) 295-313. http://evi.sagepub.com/content/16/3/263.full.pdf+html
Refereed, peer-reviewed.

2010, ”Four Waves of Evaluation”, Evaluation, 16(3), 263-277. http://evi.sagepub.com/content/16/3/263.full.pdf+html

2010, Promemoria, "Instrumentell, konceptuell, legitimerande och annat bruk av utvärderingar," sluttkonferanse, Evaluering av førskolelærerutdanningen, NOKUT Nasjonalt Organ for Kvalitet i Utdanningen, Oslo, 20 sept 2010.

2009, "Om minimale og kontekstuelle definitioner af evaluering," Cepra-striben: Tidsskrift for evaluering i praksis, 48-54, nr 7, december 2009, utg. av Professionshøjskolen University College Nordjylland.

2009, "Ann Crabbé and Pieter Leroy, The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation, London and Sterling, VA.: Earthscan, 2008." Book review in Evaluation, 15:4, 483-486.

2009, Utvärdering i politik och förvaltning (Evaluation in public policy and public administration), Lund: Studentlitteratur, 3:e omarbetade upplagan.

2009, "Evaluering som udvikling," Cepra-striben: Tidsskrift for evaluering i praksis, 8-13, nr 4, januar 2009, utg av Professionshøjskolen University College Nordjylland.

2006, "Utvärdering som megatrend, gigatrend och fyra böljor (Evaluation as Megatrend, Gigatrend and Four Waves)," Foss Hansen, Hanne, red., Den organiserede forvaltning: Politik, viden or vœrdier i samspil, 105-150. (Festskrift till professor Torben Beck Jørgensen på hans 60-årsdag). Köpenhamn: Forlaget Politiske Studier.

2006, Konsten att utvärdera nätverk, Helsingfors: Stakes.

2005, Hansen, Morten Balle & Evert Vedung, Fælles sprog i ældreplejens organisering: Evaluering af et standardiseret kategorisystem, Odense: Syddansk universitetsförlag.

2005, "Den utvärdera(n)de staten: Utvärderingens institutionalisering på den högre utbildningens område," (The evaluating state: Institutionalization of evaluation in Swedish higher education) anmälan av Anette Gröjers dr.avh., Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 2005, årg. 107, nr 4, 409-422.

2004, "Evaluation Research and Fundamental Research," in Reinhard Stockmann, ed., Evaluationsforschung: Grundlagen und ausgewählte Forschungsfelder, 111-134, Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2nd edition.

2004, "Arviointiaallon muodot ja suunnat," Yhteiskuntapolitiikka, årg 69, 2004:3, 242-250, Helsinki: Stakes, www.stakes.fi/finsoc.2

2004, "Spridning av forskningsresultat, ur spridarens synvinkel" (Dissemination of research findings, from the angle of the disseminator) in Ehrling, Guy, Chris Ottander and Evert Vedung, Spridning av FoU-resultat inom järnvägssektorn (Dissemination of R&D-findings in the railway sector), 47-87, Borlänge: Banverket, mimeographed report.

2004, "Evaluation Models and the Welfare Sector," in Ilse Julkunen, ed., Perspectives, models and methods in evaluating the welfare sector - a Nordic approach, 13-39, Helsinki: Stakes, FinSoc Working Papers 4/2004.

2004, Utvärderingsböljans former och drivkrafter (The Evaluation Wave: Its Forms and Driving Forces), Helsingfors: Stakes, Stakesin Sosiaalipalvelujen Evaluaatioryhmä Finsoc 1/2004. www.stakes.fi/finsoc 

2003, Arviointiaalto ja sen liikkeelle panevat voimat (The Evaluation Wave: Its Forms and Driving Forces), Helsinki: Stakes, Stakesin Sosiaalipalvelujen Evaluaatioryhmä Finsoc 2/2003. www.stakes.fi/finsoc.

2003, "Models of Evaluation," in Haug, Peder and Thomas Schwandt eds. Evaluating Educational Reforms: Scandinavian Perspectives, 41-71, Greenwich, CT.: Information Age Publishing.

2003, Mikkelsen, Kirsten Dyhr, Preben Birr-Pedersen, Mikael Togeby, Olaf Rieper, Thorkild Kristensen och Evert Vedung, Håndbog i evaluering af energisparaktiviteter. Udarbeidet af SRC International, Amternes og Kommunernes Forskningsinstitut (AKF) og Elkraft system for Energistyrelsen, ELFOR, Elsparefonden, Naturgasselskaberne og Fjernvarmeselskaberne, Köpenhamn: Energistyrelsen.

2003, Ocinjuvannja derzavnoï polityky i prohram ; pereklav z anhlijskoï Valerij Sulha förlag/Kyïv : Vseuvyto, translation into the Ukrainian of a revised version of Public Policy and Program Evaluation (New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Transaction Publishers, 1997).

2002, "Utvärderingsmodeller," Socialvetenskaplig Tidskrift (Temanummer om socialt arbete och utvärdering), 9:2-3, 118-143. Även utgiven av Uppsala universitet, Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning, 2002, ISBN 91-506-1643-9.

2001, Dahlberg, Magnus and Evert Vedung, Demokrati och brukarutvärdering (Democracy and Client-oriented Evaluation), Lund: Studentlitteratur.

2000, Evaluation Research and Fundamental Research, in Reinhard Stockmann, ed., Evaluationsforschung: Grundlagen und ausgewählte Forschungsfelder, 103-126, Opladen: Leske + Budrich.2

2000, Utvärdering, demokrati och reflexiv modernitet (Evaluation, Democracy and Reflexive Modernity), Gävle: Institute or Housing and Urban Research, installation lecture.

2000, Public Policy and Program Evaluation, New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Transaction Publishers. Paperback version.

2000, "Utvärdering som megatrend och gigatrend", Nordisk skolesamarbejde: Vision og virkelighed, Evaluering af skoler i Norden, Konference i Reykjavik, 11-12 November 1999, 15-27, Köpenhamn: Nordisk Ministerråd, Tema Nord 2000:504.

1999, Evaluation im öffentlichen Sektor, Wien, Köln, Weimar, New York: Böhlau Verlag (translation of Public Policy and Program Evaluation, see below).

1999, Fernández-Ballesteros, Rocío, Evert Vedung & Erwin Seyfried, "Psychology in Program Evaluation," European Psychologist 3:2, 143-154.

1998, Utvärdering i politik och förvaltning (Public Policy and Program Evaluation), Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2nd ed (1st ed. 1991).
... "Vedung does a good job bringing much of the literature together in a coherent discussion of evaluation, very timely in the Scandinavian debates on evaluation which tend to focus much on technique and less on organizational and political aspects." >>> See full review page 219-221 

1997, Public Policy and Program Evaluation, New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Transaction Publishers.

1997, Evaluación de Políticas Publicas y Programas, Madrid: Instituto de Migraciones y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO) (translation of Public Policy and Program Evaluation, see above). [link]

1997, "Utvärdering av offentliga insatser," in Bo Rothstein, ed., Politik som organisation, 273-320, Stockholm: SNS Förlag, 2nd ed. (1st ed. 1991).

1995, "Utilización de la evaluación de programas," in Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, ed., Evaluación de programas: Una gui=a práctica en ámbitos sociales, educativos y de salud, 321-338, 380-389, Madrid: Editorial Síntesis S A.

1995, Chongch'aek P'yongga Kaelon / Ebot'u Pidung chium; I Kyong-ok olm-gim; Seoul: Hanul Publishing Company, Hanul ak'ademi (translation into Korean of Public Policy and Program Evaluation).

1993, Utvärderingar av svensk energipolitik: En kommenterad bibliografi (Evaluations of Swedish energy policy: An annotated bibliography), Stockholm: Närings- och teknikutvecklingsverket, R 1993:3