Di Domenico, MariaLaura; Tracey, Paul and Haugh, Helen
Social economy involvement in public service delivery: Community engagement and accountability.
Regional Studies, 43(7),
This paper considers the policy changes that have led to the outsourcing of contracts for the delivery of public services in the UK, with a focus on the role of social economy organizations. Specifically, the paper critiques the arguments in favour of social economy involvement in public service delivery, and suggests that increased reliance on the sector poses particular challenges with respect to community engagement and local accountability. It goes on to argue that a relatively new form of community-based organization - the Development Trust - is potentially well positioned to address these challenges.
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