Unlocking the Power of Networks : Keys to High-Performance Government

Unlocking the Power of Networks : Keys to High-Performance Government

Description

The era of strict top-down, stovepiped public management in America is over. The traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion. Public executives have shifted their focus from managing workers and directly providing services to orchestrating networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to deliver those services. Unlocking the Power of Networks employs original sector-specific analyses to reveal how networked governance achieves previously unthinkable policy goals.
Stephen Goldsmith and Donald F. Kettl head a stellar cast of policy practitioners and scholars exploring the potential, strategies, and best practices of high-performance networks while identifying next-generation issues in public-sector network management. They cover the gamut of public policy issues, including national security, and the book even includes a thought-provoking look at how jihadist terrorists use the principles of network management to pursue their goals.
Contributors: William G. Berberich (Virginia Tech), Tim Burke (Harvard University), G. Edward DeSeve (University of Pennsylvania),William D. Eggers (Manhattan Institute), Anne M. Khademian (Virginia Tech), H. Brinton Milward (University of Arizona), Mark H. Moore (Harvard University), Paul Posner (George Mason University), Joerg Raab (Tilburg University), and Barry G. Rabe (University of Michigan).


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Details

Author(s)
Donald F. Kettl, William D. Eggers, Barry G. Rabe, Paul L. Posner, Stephen Goldsmith, Tim Burke, G. Edward Deseve, Anne M. Khademian, William G. Berberich
Format
Paperback | 330 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17.53mm | 379g
Publication date
28 Feb 2009
Publisher
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Publication City/Country
Washington DC, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0815731876
ISBN13
9780815731870
Bestsellers rank
2,020,605