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Municipal Innovation in Democratic Public Ownership

Description du projet

Théories sur la relation entre la société civile et l’État

Le rôle des municipalités s’est transformé au fil des ans, passant du statut de fournisseur paternaliste de services à celui de facilitateur et de partenaire du gouvernement central. Son nouveau rôle favorise la co-gouvernance des ressources et des biens. Le projet MIDPO, financé par l’UE, étudiera si ce rôle implique une forme de «pensée étatique préfigurative» qui nécessite de nouvelles théories sur la relation entre la société civile et l’État. Plus précisément, le projet élaborera une typologie des innovations en matière de propriété publique démocratique, fondée sur des données probantes. Il déterminera également si les innovations en matière de propriété publique contribuent à une «féminisation» et à une «démocratisation» de la vie urbaine. Ses résultats mettront en lumière l’évolution des relations entre la société civile et l’État.

Objectif

The previous decade witnessed a wave of innovative approaches to democratic public ownership at the municipal scale. Rather than a paternalistic provider of services, such approaches – diverse in both form and application – variously recast the (local) state in a more facilitatory or partnership role, promoting participatory co-governance and/or co-ownership of resources and assets. This research aims to establish whether such innovations embody a new form of 'prefigurative state thinking' that is fundamentally reworking, and requires new theories of, the relationship between civil society and the state.

The objectives of the research include:
1. To develop an evidence-led typology of municipalist innovations in democratic public ownership
2. To determine (if and) how innovations in public ownership contribute to a ‘feminisation’ and ‘democratisation’ of urban life
3. To provide theoretical understandings of the changing relationship between civil society and the state
4. To identify and elaborate upon evidence-led design principles for feminised and democratised public ownership
5. To return and disseminate results to stakeholders and policy-makers, and pursue policy orientated impact

The project will utilise a qualitative comparative research approach across two phases. The first phase is a secondary analysis of the Transnational Institute's (TNI) 'International Database of De-privatised Public Services', with a focus on developing a) a propositional typology of democratic municipal innovations; and b) identifying exemplar cases for primary research. The second phase will include primary research of exemplar cases, including co-identified cases in the host city. The fellowship includes a 6-month secondment at TNI as an integral part of the research. The fellowship will deliver policy impact in-line with the European Commission’s 2019-2024 priority areas and the UN’s New Urban Agenda commitment to expanding ‘meaningful participation in decision-making'.

Coordinateur

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 172 932,48
Adresse
EDIF A CAMPUS DE LA UAB BELLATERRA CERDANYOLA V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Espagne

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Région
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Coût total
€ 172 932,48