Imagining Regulation Differently

Co-creating for engagement

This book innovatively explores how we can better apply a ‘bottom-up’ approach to the design of regulatory systems that recognise the capabilities, knowledge, passions and creativity of citizens in communities at the margins.

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There is an urgent need to rethink relationships between systems of government and those who are ‘governed’. This book explores ways of rethinking those relationships by bringing communities normally excluded from decision-making to centre stage to experiment with new methods of regulating for engagement.

Using original, co-produced research, it innovatively shows how we can better use a ‘bottom-up’ approach to design regulatory regimes that recognise the capabilities of communities at the margins and powerfully support the knowledge, passions and creativity of citizens. The authors provide essential guidance for all those working on co-produced research to make impactful change.

Morag McDermont is a Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Bristol.

Tim Cole is a Professor of Social History and Director of the Brigstow Institute at the University of Bristol.

Janet Newman is an Emeritus Professor at The Open University.

Angela Piccini is a Reader in Screen Media at the University of Bristol.

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