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Main Title Governing by network : the new shape of the public sector /
Author Goldsmith, Stephen,
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Eggers, William D.
Publisher Brookings Institution Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 56334136
ISBN 0815731280; 9780815731283; 0815731299; 9780815731290
Subjects Public-private sector cooperation--United States ; Public administration--United States ; Contracting out--United States ; Public Private Partnership ; Vertrag ; Verwaltung ; USA ; Outsourcing ; Public Private Partnership--(DE-588)4337462-1 ; Vertrag--(DE-588)4063270-2 ; Verwaltung--(DE-588)4063317-2 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7
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ELBM  JK421.G59 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/23/2012
Collation x, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Innovations in American Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University." Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index.
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The new shape of government -- Advantages of the network model -- Challenges of the network model -- Designing the network -- Ties that bind -- Networks and the accountability dilemma -- Building the capacity for network governance -- The road ahead. "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 than simply managing divisions of employees." "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."--Jacket.