On the Evaluation of Social Innovations and Social Enterprises: Recognizing and Integrating Two Solitudes in the Empirical Knowledge Base

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From New Public Management to New Political Governance: Implications for Evaluation

Public administration scholars have discerned a shift in the federal governance context in Canada, from what was traditionally a strong, nonpartisan public service to a more politicized, even partisan, model of public decision-making with power concentrated in the upper reaches of the political executive. We explore the potential implications of these changes for evaluation in the federal bureaucracy.