We are happy to announce that the book is ready and looking nice . The Book can be freely downloaded from :
1) This website you are visiting (p2p-public-services-finland-2012), you will get a PDF of 2.5MG
2) From the online bookstore of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, in the next days.
We will also made it available in other places, as soon as we get time to do it. Meanwhile we are celebrating the launch with a 2 week long Facebook party, join us!
Thanks for all the authors for their hard work and for sharing with us their thoughts and ideas on the topic. We are also grateful for our graphic designer Anssi Kokkonen who cope with us in the last weeks and made a magnificent job. The nice people at Aalto ARTS publications (Especially Sanna Tyyri-Pohjonen) should also be thanked for helping out with the process and all the details. With out the support of Aalto Service Factory there would have been no book.
Andrea, Andrew & Joanna
The book is almost ready and we think is taking a nice shape. Our release day is the 31st of May so please come later to download your free copy. For now we would like to invite you all to take a peep in to the Table of Contents and Introduction of the publication
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” There are many challenges and opportunities in designing, developing and maintaining services for participatory modes of governance, not to mention their co-creation and peer-to-peer aspects. We ask what can be learned from current research, and what is happening already beyond academia? With the aim to increase the opportunities for dialogue between the Finnish scene and the international context, we gather this collection of articles that deal broadly with the relationships between peer-to-peer dynamics, and public services. Most of the cases presented are illustrative of recent developments and discussions in Finnish society, however, also included are broader international perspectives, giving historical reflection and future-oriented speculation on what might be the outcomes.”