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Governance Networks in the Public Sector

Governance Networks in the Public Sector Author Erik Hans Klijn
ISBN-10 9781134587049
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 374
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Governance Networks in the Public Sector presents a comprehensive study of governance networks and the management of complexities in network settings. Public, private and non-profit organizations are increasingly faced with complex, wicked problems when making decisions, developing policies or delivering services in the public sector. These activities take place in networks of interdependent actors guided by diverging and sometimes conflicting perceptions and strategies. As a result these networks are dominated by cognitive, strategic and institutional complexities. Dealing with these complexities requires sophisticated forms of coordination: network governance. This book presents the most recent theoretical and empirical insights into governance networks. It provides a conceptual framework and analytical tools to study the complexities involved in handling wicked problems in governance networks in the public sector. The book also discusses strategies and management recommendations for governments, business and third sector organisations operating in and governing networks. Governance Networks in the Public Sector is an essential text for advanced students of public management, public administration, public policy and political science, and for public managers and policymakers.



Governance Networks in the Public Sector

Governance Networks in the Public Sector Author Erik Hans Klijn
ISBN-10 9781134586974
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 360
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Governance Networks in the Public Sector presents a comprehensive study of governance networks and the management of complexities in network settings. Public, private and non-profit organizations are increasingly faced with complex, wicked problems when making decisions, developing policies or delivering services in the public sector. These activities take place in networks of interdependent actors guided by diverging and sometimes conflicting perceptions and strategies. As a result these networks are dominated by cognitive, strategic and institutional complexities. Dealing with these complexities requires sophisticated forms of coordination: network governance. This book presents the most recent theoretical and empirical insights into governance networks. It provides a conceptual framework and analytical tools to study the complexities involved in handling wicked problems in governance networks in the public sector. The book also discusses strategies and management recommendations for governments, business and third sector organisations operating in and governing networks. Governance Networks in the Public Sector is an essential text for advanced students of public management, public administration, public policy and political science, and for public managers and policymakers.



Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy Author Christopher J. Koliba
ISBN-10 9781351976596
Release 2018-08-20
Pages 500
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What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish some kind of policy function. This second edition of Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy offers a conceptual framework for describing governance networks and provides a theoretical and empirical foundation in their construction. Based on research and real-life experience, the book highlights the interplay between public actors and policy tools, details the skills and functions of public administrators in the context of networked relationships, and identifies the reforms and trends in governing that led to governance networks. This practical and accessible text presents often complex concepts in such a way that readers can engage in the ideas, apply them, and deepen their understanding of the dynamics unfolding around them. New to this edition: A dedicated chapter on ‘complexity friendly’ meso-level theories to examine core questions facing governance network analysis New case studies drawn from the authors’ own work in watershed governance, transportation planning, food systems development, electric energy distribution, the regulation of energy, and response and recovery from natural disasters, as well as from unique computational modeling of governance networks A ‘cases and contexts’ section at the end of each chapter to illustrate core theoretical concepts and help students apply those theories to real-world examples. Further instructor and student support materials including PowerPoint® presentations and writable case study templates may be found on an accompanying eResource page. Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy is an indispensable core text for graduate and postgraduate courses on governance and collaboration in schools of Public Administration/Management and Public Policy.



Governing by Network

Governing by Network Author Stephen Goldsmith
ISBN-10 9780815797524
Release 2005-06-22
Pages 224
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A fundamental, but mostly hidden, transformation is happening in the way public services are being delivered, and in the way local and national governments fulfill their policy goals. Government executives are redefining their core responsibilities away from managing workers and providing services directly to orchestrating networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to deliver the services that government once did itself. Authors Stephen Goldsmith and William D. Eggers call this new model “governing by network” and maintain that the new approach is a dramatically different type of endeavor that simply managing divisions of employees. Like any changes of such magnitude, it poses major challenges for those in charge. Faced by a web of relationships and partnerships that increasingly make up modern governance, public managers must grapple with skill-set issues (managing a contract to capture value); technology issues (incompatible information systems); communications issues (one partner in the network, for example, might possess more information than another); and cultural issues (how interplay among varied public, private, and nonprofit sector cultures can create unproductive dissonance). Governing by Network examines for the first time how managers on both sides of the aisle, public and private, are coping with the changes. Drawing from dozens of case studies, as well as established best practices, the authors tell us what works and what doesn’t. Here is a clear roadmap for actually governing the networked state for elected officials, business executives, and the broader public.



Network Theory in the Public Sector

Network Theory in the Public Sector Author Robyn Keast
ISBN-10 9781135013240
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 232
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Networks have been described in terms of metaphors, governance arrangements and structural or institutional arrangements. These different perspectives of networks come out of a variety of disciplines, including political science, public administration, urban affairs, social welfare, public management and organizational/sociological research. This wealth of research, while contributing to a deeper understanding of networks, presents a dilemma which is addressed by this book. That is the question of whether there is a theory of public networks that informs networks in their various forms, and is there a need for a new theory of networks? More importantly, is network research still relevant to practice? Does network theory improve the process of governance? Are different terms and/or approaches actually the same or different? What do these different approaches mean to theory? This book deeply explores and integrates existing network theory and related theories from a number of perspectives, levels and jurisdictions to develop a framework to guide network design, governance and management. The book focuses on the important issue of network performance, looking at networks as bounded and consciously arranged; the actors who participate in them design the relationships among a bounded set of individual organizations to purse common objectives. Finally, the chapters tease out the variety of governance modes or regimes that intersect with network governance. This book offers a comprehensive, integrative, interdisciplinary approach that enables specialists, practitioners and administrators across a wide array of interests and fields to formulate and work on problems using a common language, analytical framework and theoretical basis.



Governance of Public Sector Organizations

Governance of Public Sector Organizations Author P. Lægreid
ISBN-10 9780230290600
Release 2010-10-27
Pages 343
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Governance of Public Sector Organizations a nalyzes recent changes in government administration by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. Contributors to this edited volume demonstrate how generations of reform result in increased complexity of government organizations, and explain this layering process with multiple theories.



Enterprising Places

Enterprising Places Author Colette Henry
ISBN-10 9781783506415
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 288
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Global economic shocks, rising demands for welfare services and public sector austerity measures are signifiers of the processes that have heightened public policy imperatives associated with 'enabling enterprise'. The book contributes to the 'messy' leadership and networked governance efforts of performing entrepreneurial synergies in place.



Networks New Governance and Education

Networks  New Governance and Education Author Stephen J. Ball
ISBN-10 9781847429797
Release 2012
Pages 167
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Education in the public sector is undergoing a period of radical change, one that is shifting to embrace the role of private organizations in government services. In this groundbreaking book, Stephen J. Ball and Carolina Junemann critically engage the burgeoning literature on new governance, offering a “network ethnography” that presents the voices of the key actors working within this new model. By drawing the lines of this network, the authors highlight the increasing influence that financial capital and education businesses have on public policy and service delivery.



Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector

Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector Author Jacob Torfing
ISBN-10 9781626163607
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 352
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Network-based collaboration between public and private stakeholders may bring about a renaissance in creative governance. In this book, Jacob Torfing draws on extensive research to analyze and promote the emerging field of collaborative innovation. His exploration of processes and the roles of specific systems combine the analytical and theoretical. The result is a collection of reflections and propositions that provides a much-needed blueprint for study in this emerging but still-unsettled field.



Theory and Practice of Public Sector Reform

Theory and Practice of Public Sector Reform Author Steven Van de Walle
ISBN-10 9781317500124
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 280
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Theory and Practice of Public Sector Reform offers readers differing theoretical perspectives to help examine the process of public sector reform, combined with an overview of major trends in the core areas of the functioning of the public sector. The book consists of three parts, the first addresses a number of conceptual and theoretical perspectives on public sector reform. It shows how different ways of looking at reform reveal very different things. The second part addresses major changes in specific areas of public sectors – 'objects of reform.’ Part three focuses on the study of public sector reform. Aimed at academics, researchers and advanced students; this edited collection brings together many of the most eminent academics in the area of Public Policy and Management seeking to link to theory in part one and insights into specific thematic areas in part two, offering readers a display of theoretical perspectives to look at public sector reform.



Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations

Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations Author James D. Ward
ISBN-10 9781351806190
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 322
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Successful change in the public sector can be supported or hindered by political and administrative leadership, individual and group motivation, and the public’s perception of the effectiveness of public officials and government structures. But do the very characteristics of public sector organizations present obstacles to successful transformative change? This book assesses the current state of the literature on leadership and change in government and public policy, and introduces the reader to innovative new ways to demonstrate leadership in times of change. Contributions from accomplished scholars in the field cover the traditional public administration areas of performance and management, as well as the diversity of issues that surround public leadership and change, both domestic and global. Chapters on public sector innovation, performance leadership, governance networks, complexity in disaster management, change initiatives in educational systems and local government, citizen advisory bodies, and gender and race equality, to name but a few, provide important case studies throughout the volume. Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations will be required reading for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration/management, leadership, and public policy analysis.



Governance and Performance in Public and Non Profit Organizations

Governance and Performance in Public and Non Profit Organizations Author Alessandro Hinna
ISBN-10 9781786351074
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 350
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Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance (SPNPG) publishes in a growing area of governance research. SPNPG allows for the establishment of an engaged community of researchers. It contributes to the definition of the theoretical components that assign an innovation role to governance systems in public and non profit organizations.



The Oxford Handbook of Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Governance Author David Levi-Faur
ISBN-10 9780199560530
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 803
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This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of governance for years to come. 'Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science; this Handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields.



The New Public Governance

The New Public Governance Author Stephen P. Osborne
ISBN-10 9781135173272
Release 2010-01-21
Pages 448
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The New Public Governance? represents a comprehensive analysis of the state of the art of public management and examines, opens up and frames the debate in this important area.



Enhancing Public Innovation by Transforming Public Governance

Enhancing Public Innovation by Transforming Public Governance Author Jacob Torfing
ISBN-10 9781107088986
Release 2016-08-04
Pages 368
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Drawing on theoretical research and empirical studies, this book examines how public governance can be transformed in order to enhance innovation. It scrutinizes the need for public sector reforms and analyzes how the gradual transition towards New Public Governance can stimulate the exploration and exploitation of new ideas.



Multi Level Governance

Multi Level Governance Author Edoardo Ongaro
ISBN-10 9781784418731
Release 2015-07-06
Pages 376
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This volume argues that progress in both the study and the practice of Multi-Level Governance may derive from developing linkages with disciplines, perspectives and issues that have so far not been explored in connection to MLG.



Contingency Behavioural and Evolutionary Perspectives on Public and Non Profit Governance

Contingency  Behavioural and Evolutionary Perspectives on Public and Non Profit Governance Author
ISBN-10 9781785604287
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 320
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This volume accesses governance in public and non-profit organizations. Building on and challenging recent research in this area, this volume critically examines the contextual, behavioural and historical factors of governance.