Inside co-production: ruling, resistance, and practice
Social Policy and Administration Special Issue: 53:2, March 2019
Mark Bevir, Catherine Needham, Justin Waring (eds)
It might be argued that a narrative of co-production has come to redefine contemporary social and public policy. It is found in the co-design of local public services and the co-formulation of care services. The narrative implies certain beliefs about the deficiencies in unilateral or siloed working to address complex issues about stakeholder exclusion and persistent power and status inequalities between citizens and professionals.
This special issue considers the challenges and tensions of co-production in practice, and the insights that have been gained in a range of contexts.
Co‐production in the epidemiological clinic: A decentred analysis of the tensions in community‐based, client‐facing risk work: Nicola Gale, Patrick Brown, Manbinder Sidhu
Inside co‐production: Stakeholder meaning and situated practice: Amanda Crompton
The challenge of inclusive coproduction: The importance of situated rituals and emotional inclusivity in the coproduction of health research projects: Jenelle Clarke, Justin Waring, Stephen Timmons
Moving towards hybridity in causal explanation: The example of citizen participation: Liz Richardson, Catherine Durose, Beth Perry
Participatory research meets validated outcome measures: Tensions in the co‐production of social care evaluation: Mark Bevir, Catherine Needham, Justin Waring
Keywords: co-production, co-research, tensions, challenges, social care
Contributed by: Catherine Needham, University of Birmingham