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Re-Mixing Digital Economies in the Voluntary Community Sector? Governing Identity Information and Information Sharing in the Mixed Economy of Care for Children and Young People

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rob WilsonORCiD, Professor Mike Martin, Sarah Walsh, Dr Paul Richter



This article critically examines the governance of identity in the context of children's social care. There is widespread confidence in government policy and technical practice that information can be integrated across organisations and sectors. This paper questions these assumptions using a case study (‘Mary’s Story”). It draws on a range of insights from the philosophy of Charles Pierce, information systems practice and social theory. This provides a platform to explore the governance of identity information for VCS organisations, service providers, and user(s). The logics of the governance of identity information in current and future service co-ordination and delivery are examined.

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Author(s): Wilson R, Martin M, Walsh S, Richter P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Social Policy and Society

Year: 2011

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Pages: 379-391

Print publication date: 01/06/2011

Date deposited: 21/10/2010

ISSN (print): 1474-7464

ISSN (electronic): 1475-3073

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1474746411000108


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