Chapter in monograph
Bernard, Josef. 2009. „Participativní procesy v komunitním plánování sociálních služeb - vize a realita.“ Pp. 63-81 in Čermák, Daniel (ed.). Aplikace principů partnerství a participace v prostředí malých měst České republiky. Sociologické studie / Sociological Studies 09:6. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. 99 s. ISBN 978-80-7330-167-5.

The chapter deals with a comparison of theoretical claims on processual features of community care planning and the reality of their application in praxis. The participative features of the process are accentuated in the chapter. The author shows that there exist some institutional specifics in the social care system in the Czech Republic which make the implementation of participatory ideals difficult. The main obstacles are unclear competencies of municipalities in providing and purchasing social services. The empirical analysis is based on qualitative interviews with the main community planning actors in three municipalities and participatory observation of the process.


urban and rural studies
civil society
social policy
public administration
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