The concept of co-production spread in recent years to Europe and elsewhere, and is now used by researchers in many parts of the world to analyse citizen participation in the provision of publicly financed services, regardless of the provider.
This book addresses the nexus of issues and disciplines interested in co-production, and through them it makes a contribution to the development of the disciplines that focus on public management. Co-production exists at the cross-roads of a number of disciplines – including business administration, policy studies, political science, public management, sociology, and third sector studies, all of which have important perspectives on this topic and all of them are important for the development of public management and public services.
The unique presentation of them together in this volume both allows for comparing and contrasting these different perspectives and for potential theoretical collaboration and development. With a Foreword written by Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, New Public Governance, the Third Sector, and
Co-Production addresses the nature of co-production and the challenges it faces.
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