State-Market-Civil Society Co-operation in Social

State-Market-Civil Society
Co-operation in
Social Welfare and
Environmental Protection
Prof. Berthold Kuhn
Spring 2013
Xiamen University
Content of the Course
• State Market Civil Society – theories and
practices of cooperation from different
• Focus on two cooperation areas: social
welfare and environmental protection.
• Mix of lectures of Professor, students
presentations (with support of Professor),
discussions and simulation games.
Why is it so essential to understand
S-M-C cooperation in the modern world?
• Increased Complexity
• From Government to GOVERNANCE: statecentered to multi-centered (polycentric)
• Transformation of power, trade, social
interaction leads to new arrangements.
• New Actors, New Stakeholders, New Forms of
interaction, New Processes.
• more opportunities for voice and participation
(better education, technology, mobility)
The quest for innovation
• State failure, market failure (or “limitations of
success”) in certain policy areas
• The third sector is supposed to play a leading
role in public sector innovations…(Pestoff
2012, p. 1102)
• Networking, resource sharing, information
sharing, access sharing, cost sharing
• Co-production of service: users, community,
public sector, private sector, NGOs
Dear SPA/SPP students,
Please visit my course on Monday afternoon hours in
spring 2013 at Xiamen University to learn more about
state-market-civil society cooperation in social welfare
and environmental protection.
Berthold Kuhn, Xiamen, January 2013

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