This master thesis takes a close look at the creation of co-creation in Guldborgsund municipality. During the past years the conditions for public management has changed, which has resulted in the need of new ways to solve existing problems for public institutions such as Guldborgsund municipality. It is no longer just possible for municipalities to improve efficiency and save resources and funds. Because of this, co-creation seems to be an interesting opportunity for municipalities. The idea is that through co-creation, municipalities can ensure the same amount of welfare for the same amount of resources. A fundamental assumption in co-creation is, that new interactions between communities can put ungoverned resources in the local community into play and thus create access for a community to a larger pool of resources than would otherwise have been available. The central problem for the thesis is therefore: How is co-creation created in Guldborgsund municipality?
This thesis is built upon qualitative interviews with different people working with co-creation in one way or another. In this way, it is possible to observe how co-creation is created. Firstly, this thesis examines how co-creation is created as a discourse in the municipality of Guldborgsund. Secondly, this thesis will examine in which different ways co-creation are being constructed. One of the points of this analysis is to show that Guldborgsund municipality's construction of co-creation creates co-creation in a variety of ways and that these different constructions of co-creation will be conflicting, paradoxical and consist of internal contradictions. In this way, the second part of the analysis intends to produce various cases which show the ambiguity of the co-creation. Thirdly, it will be investigated how co-creation is created paradoxically and fourthly, it will be shown how the paradoxes of co-creation can become an opportunity for the municipality of Guldborgsund. A solution will thus be produced in relation to how to use the paradoxicality of co-creation productively.
|Educations||MSocSc in Political Communication and Managment, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis|
|Number of pages||84|
|Supervisors||Niels Thyge Thygesen|