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Public Value and the Post-Pandemic Society

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ISBN 9781032421070
July 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The destruction of the Covid-19 pandemic has marked every society with deep-seated wounds whose scars have only begun to heal. Yet, even as societies take their first steps away from the trauma of the pandemic, they confront new and perhaps equally daunting challenges in the post-Covid era. These challenges offer a unique occasion to consider how the mechanisms of public value (PV) creation and preservation can be rebuilt and improved, mindful of what has been left in the pandemic’s wake, and of the difficult road that lies ahead. The aim of this book, then, is to examine the forward-looking possibilities of multi-stakeholder value co-creation, which involves the renewed efforts of civil society, public managers, politicians, and society-at-large in a new post-pandemic era. The book examines many different facets that appeal deeply to public value scholarship: value stability & transitions, inequalities within & between publics, necropolitics, disaster preparedness, value measurement, and sustainability, all of which represent important explorations within public value theory, and can greatly enrich PV research going forward. This book will therefore be of use to both academics and practitioners of public administration and public policy, as well as scholars of government, health care policy, and economics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part 1: Changes & Transitions

Chapter 2: Value Transitions & Value Stability

Chapter 3: Stagflation: The Value of Things

Chapter 4: The Great Resignation and the Value of Labor

Part 2: Asymmetries & Inequalities

Chapter 5: Inequality within publics

Chapter 6: Inequality between publics

Chapter 7: Necropolitics and Public Value

Chapter 8: Sustainability and public value

Chapter 9: Future Pandemic Preparedness

Chapter 10: Conclusion

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Usman W. Chohan, PhD, is a public value theorist who serves as Director for Economics & National Affairs at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS). His previous four books, published by Routledge, are Public Value Theory and Budgeting: International Perspectives, Reimagining Public Managers: Delivering Public Value, and Public Value and the Digital Economy, and Pandemics and Public Value Management.