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dc.contributor.authorOstrom, Elinoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:43:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:43:15Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291906700en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52899-
dc.description.abstractUnlocking human potential requires a rich network of institutional arrangements in both private and public spheres. Opening the private sphere to entrepreneurship and complex market organization is well understood as a key to increasing the level and quality of private goods available to consumers. Opening the public sphere to entrepreneurship and innovation at local, regional, and international levels is also a key to increasing the level and quality of public goods – e.g., peace, safety, and health – available to citizens. This paper reviews studies of urban service delivery that have repeatedly found communities of individuals who have self-organized to provide and co-produce surprisingly good local services. In addition to unlocking individual freedom, we need to unlock the public sector from rigid, top-down, hierarchical organization.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUNU-WIDER |cHelsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) |x2005/01en_US
dc.subject.jelH4en_US
dc.subject.jelH7en_US
dc.subject.jelD73en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban public servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolycentricityen_US
dc.titleUnlocking public entrepreneurship and public economiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn480453004en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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