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Varieties of Participation in Public Services: The Who, When, and What of Coproduction

Nabatchi, Tina; Sancino, Alessandro and Sicilia, Mariafrancesca (2017). Varieties of Participation in Public Services: The Who, When, and What of Coproduction. Public Administration Review, 77(5) pp. 766–776.

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Despite an international resurgence of interest in coproduction, confusion about the concept remains. This article attempts to make sense of the disparate literature and clarify the concept of coproduction in public administration. Based on some definitional distinctions and considerations about who is involved in coproduction, when in the service cycle it occurs, and what is generated in the process, the article offers and develops a typology of coproduction that includes three levels (individual, group, collective) and four phases (commissioning, design, delivery, assessment). The levels, phases, and typology as a whole are illustrated with several examples. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for research and practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The American Society for Public Administration
ISSN: 1540-6210
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 49099
Depositing User: Alessandro Sancino
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 18:31
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