In a world where the human experience is increasingly overshadowed by diversity and danger and which is currently confronting the twin challenges of a global recession and pandemic, this book provides an insight into the fundamental idea of public value which represents the ‘humanisation’ of public policy and practice.
This edited volume brings together a unique set of experts from policy, commerce and academe who, in a series of case studies in the space, energy, tourism and higher education sectors, discuss how public value may be assessed, appreciated and articulated.
The book describes an approach to public value management for organisations working in complex networks. It focuses upon how they can appreciate their wider role and impact on society and accommodate diversity in new institutional structures.
Rick Wylie is a Reader in Applied Policy Science at the University of Central Lancashire and Samuel Lindow Academic Director at their West Cumbria campus. He is also the Principal of Westlakes Research Limited and Executive Director of UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit.
About the Authors
Foreword, Meg Hillier
1. Introduction, Rick Wylie
2. Public Value and Human Values, Rick Wylie
3. Public Value Management, Rick Wylie
4. Public Value and Inclusive Citizenship, Stephen Haraldsen
5. Public Value Management and Social Justice, Aidan Worsley with Rick Wylie
6. Building a New Public Value Economy: The Time is Now, Hazel Blears
7. The Public Value of the Nuclear Industry in Caithness, Rick Wylie and Andrew van der Lem
8. The National Nuclear Laboratory, Rick Wylie and Phill Bearman
9. Public Value at the European Space Agency, Gianluigi Baldesi, Estelle Godard and Rick Wylie
10. Polycentric Policy Communities and the Public Value Profile of the Nuclear Industry in West Cumbria, Rick Wylie with Michael Heaslip, John Fyfe, Willie Slavin, Stephen Haraldsen and Suzanne Wilson
11. The Public Value of Tourism, Covid-19, Co-Creation and the Experience Economy, Rick Wylie and Benjamin Carey with Katie Reed
12. Working with Public Value: Towards a Public Value University, Rick Wylie and Graham Baldwin
13. Public Value Management: Towards a Paradigm for Practice, Rick Wylie
14. Reflections for Public Policy in the UK, Patrick Diamond
Dr Wylie and his associates present a comprehensive and detailed guide and path forward for improving how public and private policy is prescribed, applied, and perhaps most importantly, appraised. Drawing on years and even decades of practice and reflection, this book is a culmination and distillation of lessons learned from many walks of life and sectors of society. For those who doubt we still can clarify and secure the common interest, this book will be both inspiring and a sure-footed guide.
There is a very poor understanding in practice of what 'Public Value' might actually mean let alone 'how' it might be assessed either before awarding and implementing or evaluating projects and public sector investment. Dr Wylie and his co-authors have made a major, and timely, contribution to the consideration and answering of these questions both from a policy and implementation perspectives.