Reciprocal Relationships: the role of government and the social economy in co-production of social policy in Atlantic Canada

Jan Myers, Martha MacDonald

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Abstract

This paper reports on research exploring the contribution to social policy of social economy organizations (SEOs) in Atlantic Canada. Of particular interest is whether SEOs and government are engaged in what we have termed “reciprocal relationships,” through inclusive, cross-sector alliances linked to improved policy planning and decision-making. Initial findings suggest that reciprocity of relationships between government and SEOs to enhance policy solutions and service provision is not yet fully realized and that SEOs remain structurally marginalized in the design and implementation of policy. The paper points to investment in appropriate support mechanisms to make government-SEO alliances meaningful and more durable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S17-S25
JournalCanadian Public Policy
Volume40
Issue numberXL S1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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