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

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

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A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication <p></p>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 The traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion.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. <i>Unlocking the Power of Networks</i> employs original sector-specific analyses to reveal how networked governance achieves previously unthinkable policy goals. <p></p>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. <p></p>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). <br />

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Paperback, Brookings Inst Pr, 2009, ISBN13 9780815731870, ISBN10 0815731876
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