Originality/value – This chapter contributes to a growing discourse and critical awareness of co-operatives and mutuals as potential public service providers. In particular, the nature of democratic engagement and involvement; models of co-ownership and co-construction of public services and the role of the State in promoting alternative non-marketised systems of design and delivery for the public good as well as maintaining accountability through local and national democratic processes.
Myers, J. and Cato, M.S. (2011), "Chapter 2 From ‘Personal’ to ‘Mutual’: Exploring the Opportunities for Co-Operative and Mutual Forms of Ownership and Governance in the Design and Delivery of Social and Public Services", Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (Ed.) The Third Sector (Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2046-6072(2011)0000001008
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