Title: Ownership in the public sphere: the significance of community and organisational form

Authors: Roger Wettenhall, Ian Thynne

Addresses: University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. ' Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory 0909, Australia

Abstract: How can the idea of |community|, and the energies and ambitions invested in |community|, be harnessed in the service of the public interest through expression in appropriate forms of organisation? This key question, involving aspects of the state, government, civil society and market, underpins the discussion here, leading into a rich array of country examples in subsequent articles. How can we discover more about ownership in the dynamic world of public governance?

Keywords: public ownership; public sphere; public policy; public governance; government; state; civil society; free market; community; organisational form.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2010.029778

International Journal of Public Policy, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.5 - 23

Published online: 02 Dec 2009 *

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