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Governance and the Co-Design of Services: The Importance of a "Governance Perspective"


  • Peter McKinlay


There is growing research-based evidence that strategies of public management need to embrace a "governance perspective" which encourages collaboration between the public, private and non-profit sectors. Outcomes include the more cost-effective targeting and delivery of government-funded services and greater legitimacy for decision-making. Terms such as "co-design" are entering the language alongside the more familiar "co-production". The potential to build a governance perspective in a community opens up the opportunity for significantly better utilisation of public resources.

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  • Peter McKinlay, 2013. "Governance and the Co-Design of Services: The Importance of a "Governance Perspective"," Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(1), pages 53-70, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rapaxx:v:35:y:2013:i:1:p:53-70
    DOI: 10.1080/23276665.2013.10779396

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