Providing public goods and commons: Towards coproduction and new forms of governance for a revival of public action is a new publication from Ciriec International. Read the director’s foreword below and see the links for access to all chapters.

Philippe Bance: This book features the output of the transversal working group in public and social economy set up under the auspices of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Council. After a call for contributions launched in December 2015 and a selection of responses in February 2016, a meeting was held at the 31st CIRIEC Congress in Reims in October 2016, to establish a collegial process of coordination and articulation of contributions and concrete modalities for interactive progress of the work.

The book inaugurates, for CIRIEC, a new form of publication, in open access, on its website. 2018 sees indeed a new online collection of CIRIEC: the CIRIEC Studies Series. It is in accordance with CIRIEC’s vocation to develop scientific analysis on the potentialities and action of public economy and social economy organizations in the implementation of general and collective interest. The book combines analyses of academics and researchers from seven countries on three continents, specialists of social and solidarity economy organizations and public policies. Their scientific expertise and their territorial knowledge bring a varied and detailed light to showcase profound transformations on a planetary scale which are part of a new paradigm of public action resulting from a process of creative


The book and chapters are free downloadable below and also indexed in RePEc.

Full book HERE
Presentation HERE 

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