Shifting Contours of Governance and Provision: Civil Society and the State
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The political structures and nature of governance differ significantly between the US and China, but in each case there has been an increasing reliance on nongovernmental actors to implement social welfare policy, including “contracting out” services to private organizations (whether non- or for-profit), coproduction arrangements, and various forms of collaborative governance. Indeed, this is a trend that can be seen across many contexts globally. This panel will examine the nature of the shifting relationship between the state and nonstate actors in shaping policy and delivering goods and services to promote social welfare and address inequality.