The changing context of public governance and the need for innovation and creating public value

Joyce Liddle*

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Globally public services have changed cultures and behaviours more akin to commercial sectors and citizens are no longer passive consumers but empowered individuals who expect state (and non-state) agencies to provide more personalised services and choice increasingly through a wider range of providers. Increased performance requirements and rising citizen demands have led many organisations to develop innovative service delivery mechanisms.

The author argues that creating public and social value is an essential part of a comprehensive approach to transforming and continuous improvement of modern governance and effective public services delivery in response to wicked issues. Relational partnering is the key to achieving public and social value, as it facilitates long-term relationships between public, private voluntary, third sector organisations and other stakeholders.

For many place leaders inequalities in deprived communities can only be addressed by developing integrated and targeted commissioning of local authority services in partnership in response to budget cuts and escalation of vulnerable groups with complex needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCovid-19 And Social Determinants Of Health
Subtitle of host publicationWicked Issues and Relationalism
EditorsAdrian Bonner
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781447364979
ISBN (Print)9781447364948
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2023

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