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Co-production in the Public Sector

Experiences and Challenges

Editors: Fugini, Mariagrazia, Bracci, Enrico, Sicilia, Mariafrancesca (Eds.)

  • Examines the ways in which co-production can contribute to the creation, design, and delivery of public services
  • Focuses especially on local government and the health and social care sector
  • Presents and analyzes various experiences of co-production
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This book examines the various ways in which co-production can contribute to the creation, design, and delivery of public services, namely by engaging the expertise of users and their networks, by promoting public services that are better targeted and more responsive to users, by cutting costs against the background of austerity in public finance, by creating a synergy between government and civil society that will impact positively on social capital, and by addressing the challenges resulting from growing democratic and citizenship deficits. Particular attention is paid to local government and the health and social care sector. After definition of the concept of co-production, the critical issues which arise when public services are co-produced are discussed. Various experiences of co-production are presented and analyzed with a view to highlighting why, how, and with what effect public service co-production may be implemented. Individual chapters focus on the impact of co-production in making cities smarter and the use of ICT in supporting co-production of public services. The book will be of relevance to a wide readership, from students to academics and professionals interested or engaged in public service management.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Co-production of Public Services: Meaning and Motivations

    Bracci, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Co-production and Inter-organisational Collaboration in the Provision of Public Services: A Critical Discussion

    Sancino, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • The Participatory Budgeting as a Form of Co-production

    Barbera, Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • When is Personalisation Considered a Form of Co-production? The Case of Personal Budgets Reform in English Social Care

    Bracci, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Co-production in Action: The Case of an Italian Residential Care Home

    Bassani, Gaia (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30556-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-production in the Public Sector
Book Subtitle
Experiences and Challenges
Editors
  • Mariagrazia Fugini
  • Enrico Bracci
  • Mariafrancesca Sicilia
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30558-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30558-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30556-1
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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