Unlocking the Power of Networks
Keys to High-Performance Government
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Unlocking the Power of Networks by Stephen Goldsmith
Book DescriptionThe 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 The traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion.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), Jorg Raab (Tilburg University), and Barry G. Rabe (University of Michigan).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815731870
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen Goldsmith
Responsive City, Hardback (October 2014)
Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew cities and citizenship in America The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance.
Power of Social Innovation, Hardback (March 2010)
This seminal book provides tools for civic entrepreneurs to create healthier communities and promote innovative solutions to public and social problems. It shows how to effectively tackle the intractable issues facing our country and world by exploring new ways to collaborate across sectors and leveraging strengths for the greater good.
Governing by Network, Paperback (July 2004)
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.
Twenty-First Century City, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Stephen Goldsmith
As the mayor of America's 12th largest city, Stephen Goldsmith eliminated city deficits, enhanced services, revitalized neighbourhoods and cut taxes. This work shows how he achieved this. His philosophy is that of government acting as a business and perceiving its citizens as customers.
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Author Biography - Stephen Goldsmith
Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of Government and director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts. He is also chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and he served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis. He is the coauthor (with William D. Eggers) of Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector . Donald F. Kettl is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he is also a professor of political science. Among his many books are The Next Government of the United States and The Global Public Management Revolution .
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