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Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Examines user and community co-production of public services and outcomes in a wide range of public services, including health services, social care, community safety and environmental services

  • Draws on both quantitative and qualitative empirical research studies on co-production, and from the Governance International database of more than 70 international co-production case studies

  • Incorporates many of the exercises which have been used in executive training in co-production to give readers the opportunity to develop a creative understanding of the essence and implications of co-production

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About this book

This book examines user and community co-production of public services and outcomes, currently one of the most discussed topics in the field of public management and policy. It considers co-production in a wide range of public services, with particular emphasis on health, social care and community safety, illustrated through international case studies in many of the chapters. This book draws on both quantitative and qualitative empirical research studies on co-production, and on the Governance International database of more than 70 international co-production case studies, most of which have been republished by the OECD. Academically rigorous and systematically evidence-based, the book incorporates many insights which have arisen from the extensive range of research projects and executive training programmes in co-production undertaken by the author. Written in a style which is easy and enjoyable to read, the book gives readers, both academics and practitioners, the opportunity to develop a creative understanding of the essence and implications of co-production.

Elke Loeffler is Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and Director of the non-profit organisation Governance International.

Keywords

  • Co-Production
  • Public Service Implementation
  • Public Sector Governance
  • Governance International
  • Health Policy
  • Social Care
  • Community Safety
  • Environmental Services
  • austerity
  • public service quality
  • public participation
  • volunteering
  • self-help
  • co-commissioning
  • co-design
  • co-delivery
  • co-assessment
  • public safety
  • risk management
  • Public Governance

Reviews

“Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated with practical examples the book provides the reader with a first-rate academic and practical reference guide to the evolving concept of co- production. Whether you are new to co-production or an experienced practitioner this book takes the reader from the fundamental principles of co-production through to the latest developments in the field. A great book for those interested in co-production to read from cover to cover or to delve into as a practical reference guide.” (Gerry Power, The Alliance, February 2, 2021)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

    Elke Loeffler

About the author

Elke Loeffler is Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and Director of the non-profit organisation Governance International. She has undertaken research and training programmes for the European Commission, OECD, UNDP and many national governments and local authorities. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Money and Management.



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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-55509-2
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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)