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Designing Public Policy For Co-Production: Theory, practice and change

Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson


By linking contemporary practice using design principles in policy with political science and public administration theories, this book offers a distinctive contribution to debates on policy design. The book is conceived as a conversation between theory and practice. It goes beyond traditional scholarship to offer not solely a critique of what exists, but to set out proposals for alternatives. Policy design is fundamentally about substantive and instrumental ambitions to achieve better policy outcomes. In the face of glaring inadequacies and limitations in addressing many of the complex challe ... More

Keywords: policy design, design thinking, co production, power, public policy, policy change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316695
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Durose, author
University of Birmingham

Liz Richardson, author
University of Manchester

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Section One Challenges and change within conventional policy design

The hidden politics of policy design

Simon Burall and Tim Hughes

Designing policy for localism

Robert Rutherfoord and Lucy Spurling

Section Two Vision in co-productive policy design

Establishing principles for value-driven practice

Teresa Córdova and Moises Gonzales

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 Three Grammar in co-productive policy design

Using technology to help communities shout louder

Phil Jones, Colin Lorne and Chris Speed

Generating community conversations

Amina Lone and Dan Silver

Policy design as co-design

Michaela Howell and Margaret Wilkinson

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