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Social Economy Involvement in Public Service Delivery: Community Engagement and Accountability

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Di Domenico, Maria Laura Caterina; Tracey, Paul; Haugh, Helen

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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 organisations. Specifically, we critique the arguments in favour of social economy involvement in public service delivery, and suggest that increased reliance on the sector poses particular challenges with respect to community engagement and local accountability. We go on to argue that a relatively new form of community-based organisation - the Development Trust - is potentially well-positioned to address these challenges.
Classification Sociology of Economics; Area Development Planning, Regional Research; Economics
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 981-992
Journal Regional Studies, 43 (2009) 7
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400701874180
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)