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Author Klijn, Erik-Hans, author.

Title Governance networks in the public sector / Erik Hans Klijn and Joop Koppenjan
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Preface; 1 Governance networks in the public sector: an introduction; PART I Governance networks; PART II Network management; PART III Normative issues in governance networks; PART IV Synthesis and reflection; References; Index; 2 An intellectual history of networks; 3 Substantive complexity in governance networks: multiple perceptions and contested knowledge; 4 Strategic complexity in governance networks: strategies, games, rounds, and arenas
5 The institutional complexity of governance networks: patterns, rules, and trust6 Managing substantive complexities in governance networks; 7 Managing strategic complexity in governance networks; 8 Managing institutional complexities in governance networks; 9 Governance networks and democracy; 10 Governance networks and accountability; 11 Evaluating governance networks; 12 Analyzing governance networks; 13 Wrapping things up and looking ahead: towards a New Public Governance?
Summary 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.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Interagency coordination.
Intergovernmental cooperation.
Interagency coordination.
Intergovernmental cooperation.
Nätverk -- politiska aspekter.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Koppenjan, Johannes Franciscus Maria, 1955- author.
ISBN 0415706998