Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447316954 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316695 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Designing Public Policy for Co-production

Theory Practice and Change

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

Designing Public Policy for Co-production

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447316954 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316695 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
A response to myriad crises of public policy, this important and original book contributes to a growing debate, arguing that traditional technocratic ways of designing policy are inadequate to cope with increasingly complex challenges. Drawing on twelve compelling international contributions from practitioners, policy makers, activists, and actively engaged academics, Designing Public Policy for Co-production uses ideas of power to explore how genuine democratic involvement in the policy process from outside the political elite can shape society for the better. An indispensable resource for researchers and students of public policy, public administration, sociology, and politics, this book offers profound insight into why and how to generate change in policy processes, arguing for increased experimentation in policy design.
Contents
Introduction: Why is re-design of public policy needed? ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Understanding constituted policy-making ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Vision and grammar in constituted policy design ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Vision and grammar in constitutive policy design ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson

Section 1
Can crisis ever be good for policy-making? ~ Katy Wilkinson
Policy challenges in practice ~ Paul McCabe
Uncovering the hidden politics of policy-making ~ Simon Burall and Tim Hughes
Attempting incomplete policy design at the centre ~ Robert Rutherfoord and Lucy Spurling
Creative disruption and cultural change ~ Toby Blume

Section 2
Establishing principles for value-driven practice ~ Teresa Cordova and Moises Gonzales
Doing politics to build power and change policy ~ Jess Steele
Participatory action research and policy change ~ Brett G. Stoudt, María Elena Torre, Paul Bartley, Fawn Bracy, Hillary Caldwell, Anthony Downs, Cory Greene, Jan Haldipur, Prakriti Hassan, Einat Manoff, Nadine Sheppard and Jacqueline Yates

Section 3
Using technology to help communities shout louder ~ Phil Jones, Colin Lorne and Chris Speed
Generating community conversations ~ Dan Silver and Amina Lone
Co-design in public services ~ Michaela Howell and Margaret Wilkinson
Using mediation to resolve conflict ~ Maura Rose
Deepening, developing and challenging the case for co-production ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Conclusion ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Epilogue - Co-producing research ~ Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson
Review Quotes
Janet Newman, Open University
“An important contribution at the forefront of debates about the future of public policy and public services. The authors have assembled an impressive range of contributors and skillfully drawn together a narrative that convincingly integrates theory and practice.”
Lisa Goodson, University of Birmingham
“This accessible text on co-production is long overdue. It draws together academic, policy, and practice insights to advance knowledge and thinking in relation to participatory policy making and research.”
Marilyn Taylor, Institute for Voluntary Action Research and the University of the West of England
“An excellent analysis of the policy process, why it doesn’t work, and how it can work. With a focus on design principles, it brings together a strong cast of contributors from the academic, policy, and practice worlds to show what an intelligent approach to co-production really means. Essential reading.”
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