AUTORA: RITA GRANDINETTI
Public innovation from an open concept is based on collaborative exchange between public and private actors and citizens to build new responses to common problems with a public sense. It is a perspective of innovation that emphasizes its democratizing nature and civic. The construction of democratic value is associated with the access and possibility of dialogue between peers guaranteed to all citizens, whatever their gender, their knowledge, their social level and their capacities, and the value of citizenship, for its part, to intensive exchanges for the definition of purposes, co-management and monitoring of services between the State and citizens (Mergel, 2020).
However, there is agreement in the literature that practices tend to move away from this notion by structuring innovative processes with the participation of a few based on prevailing rationalities, which reinforce pre-existing power relations, in a certain privatization of public innovation. This paper reviews innovations that have occurred during the pandemic from this perspective and proposes some reflections for the approach of transformative public policies.
At first it presents the characteristics of the society and the emerging public problems, then it reflects on some relevant contributions regarding the State and the characteristics of the policies to address these problems and reviews some innovations that have occurred in the States in the pandemic and closes by raising the place of open public innovation in the production of new policies.
Public Innovation. Public politics. COVID 19. Open Innovation.