The IIAS Study Group on ‘Coproduction of Public Services’ is organizing its fourth open meeting. Our aim is to create and nurture an intellectual platform for the theoretical discussion and empirical analysis of coproduction and its implications for the organization and management of public services.
Coproduction refers to the involvement of both citizens and public sector professionals in the delivery of public services. Although countries differ in the extent to which citizens play a role in the provision of public services, the idea of coproduction is gaining ground around the world.
The overarching goal of this meeting of the study group is to advance our conceptual, theoretical, and empirical understanding of coproduction. To that end, we are particularly interested in papers that tackle the complexity of coproduction in terms of frameworks for analysis, applications of relevant theory, and empirical study. Speci cally, we are interested in research questions such as:
- What frameworks are useful for advancing our understanding of coproduction?
- What theories are relevant for understanding coproduction?
- What do we know from the empirical study of coproduction of public services?
Please submit abstracts (maximum 600 words) by 1 March 2016 to [email protected] and [email protected] Participants will be notified of acceptance by 30 March 2016.
Full papers should be submitted by 31 May 2016.
For practical information on the event, please contact Sanna Tuurnas [[email protected]fi ].
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