(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Responsible citizens and accountable service providers? Renegotiating the contract between citizen and state

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RICHARDSON L. (1) ; PURDAM K. (2) ; COTTERILL S. (3) ; REES J. (4) ; SQUIRES G. (5) ; ASKEW R. (6) ;
(1) Dept. of Politics, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Social Statistics, Humanities, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Centre for Biostatistics, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Third Sector Research Centre, Univ., Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(6) School of Law, Univ., Liverpool, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines the extent to which collaboration and multidirectional accountability can be developed between the state and citizens, with a focus on a case study of Community Contracts in England. The results suggest that citi-zens are given a voice and there are new pathways for effective service delivery and accountability; conditionality applies to citizens and service providers. They also demonstrate that the legal status of the contract was only loosely defined. Challenges remain concerning how contract-based approaches can be fully realised in practice


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1716-1731]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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