Evaluation believes neither in the value of professional ethics nor in institutional regulations. It mistrusts what is human.

by Julia Evans on April 14, 2010

Quote from Jean-Claud Maleval (see below): Human activities have always been spontaneously evaluated, both by those who do the activities and those who use them. What is new in our time resides in the introduction of a methodical evaluation that claims to incarnate an absolute, which is false. It is important to repeat that evaluation carries with it a pernicious ideology, because it is extremely costly from a material and human point of view, because it disorganises what it claims to optimise, because, contrary to its pretension, it is never totally reliable, because it fetishises the numerical figure, thus giving a simplistic version of the human factor, because it harms the social bond, because it erases the political act on which it is founded. Why is it being advocated in spite of everything? Because it presents the enormous political advantage of covertly insuring that those who accept it adhere to the liberal logic of the market economy.

Quoted from:  www.lacanianworks.net: Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? by Jean-Claude Maleval on April 14, 2010:  ‘The methodological evaluation of services spread across the entire western world in the 1990s, attacking in particular the health systems and the universities. Its major principle consists in working to (…)’