This course focuses on the interactions between citizens, the third sector (or voluntary and community organizations) and government at different levels. In recent years, there have been important trends towards a greater involvement of citizens and civil society in decision-making and the provision of public services, in order to address a growing democratic deficit, adapt the welfare state to changing demographics, and decrease costs. The involvement of citizens and voluntary organisations in tackling important social problems – or co-production and co-creation – is thus a key theme in contemporary public administration research.
Lectures combined with exercises.
|Name of exam||Citizens, the Third Sector and the State|
|Type of exam|
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Borgere, den tredje sektor og staten|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Public Administration and Social Studies|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|