How to evaluate quality of citizenship oriented politics? Two questions (theoretical and methodological) and an (empirical) answer attempt. Evaluation research methods assume stakeholders participation as an increasingly important requirement, especially considering practices promoting social inclusion and substantial citizenship that face evaluation with new challenges both at theoretical and methodological levels. Discussing the structure of evaluation research design and commenting several case studies, this paper reflects about if and how participation approach does modify traditional evaluation logic.
Keywords: Participation, research design, evaluation logic