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Social economy involvement in public service delivery: Community engagement and accountability

Di Domenico, MariaLaura; Tracey, Paul and Haugh, Helen (2009). Social economy involvement in public service delivery: Community engagement and accountability. Regional Studies, 43(7) pp. 981–992.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400701874180
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Regional Studies Association
ISSN: 1360-0591
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 11576
Depositing User: MariaLaura Di Domenico
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 07:53
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11576
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