Networks Governance Partnership Management and Coalitions Federation

Author: Christophe Assens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137566639
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This book explores the governance of networks. A network's governance mechanisms are based on trust and confidence, which go beyond a simple economic logic. As the network's boundaries expand to include clusters of businesses and stakeholders and the emergence of coalitions of all kinds, the trust will gradually dilute and the network's unifying role will be lost. The organization then evolves into the form of a network of networks, where the challenge is to bring together coalitions. Using examples from the European Union and the Regional Health Federation of Networks, this book explores the political and socio-economic challenges, including the decision making and division of tasks, faced by network organizations which move to a federation model of governance.

International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance

Author: Adam Crawford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949581X
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Criminal justice has traditionally been associated with the nation state, its legitimacy and its authority. The growing internationalisation of crime control raises crucial and complex questions about the future shape of justice and urban governance as these are experienced at local, national and international realms. The emergence of new international justice institutions such as the International Criminal Court, the greater movement of people and goods across national borders and the transfer of criminal justice policies between different jurisdictions all present novel challenges to criminal justice systems as well as our understandings of criminal justice. This volume of essays explores the implications and impact of criminal justice developments in an increasingly globalised world. It offers cutting-edge conceptual contributions from leading international commentators organised around the themes of international criminal justice institutions and practices; comparative penal policies; and international and comparative urban governance and crime control.

Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy

Author: Christopher J. Koliba
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351565141
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What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish some kind of policy function. To be effective, they must find ways to navigate complexity and generate effective results. Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy describes a variety of trends and movements that have contributed to the complexity of these systems and the challenges that must be faced as a result. Providing a theoretical and empirical foundation in governance networks, the book offers a conceptual framework for describing governance networks and provides a holistic way to conceive their construction. The text details the skills and functions of public administrators in the context of networked relationships and presents the theoretical foundations to analyze governance networks. It identifies the reforms and trends in governing that led to governance networks, explains the roles that various actors take on through networked relationships, highlights the challenges involved in the failure of networked activities, and illustrates how policy tools are mobilized by these relationships. Be a part of building governance networks 2.0! The author’s website contains support materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, writable case study templates, and other useful items related to building the field’s capacity to describe, evaluate, and design governance networks using the framework of this book. You can post case studies of governance networks, draw on other’s case study materials, and learn about research and educational opportunities. Based on research and real-life experience, the book highlights the interplay between public actors and policy tools. The authors demystify this complex topic of governance networks and explore the practical applications of the conceptual framework. Practical and accessible, the book presents concepts in such a way that readers can engage in these ideas, apply them, and deepen their understanding of the dynamics unfolding around them.

Governing Cross Sector Collaboration

Author: John Forrer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118759699
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"Explores the issues inherent in collaborative contracts, partnerships and networks for public service delivery, highlighting the choices available and the accompanying challenges and opportunities. Based on research, interviews with private, public and nonprofit sector leaders, and considerable analysis of organizations involved in public-private-nonprofit collaborations, the book provides insight into cross-sector collaboration at the global, federal, state, and local levels"--

New Forms of Governing

Author: P. Triantafillou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284595
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Triantafillou analyzes the changing ways of governing the public sector and the ways in which public organizations have become the target of interventions seeking to improve their efficiency and quality. He exposes how political and social science theories were adopted in often unpredictable ways in the process of reforming the public sector.

Governance for sustainable growth and equity

Author: United Nations Development Programme. Management Development and Governance Division
Publisher: United Nations
ISBN:
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Good governance & sustainable development are indivisible. Some of the major themes discussed in this publication include: the changing role of the state; relationships among governance actors; decentralisation & local governance; governance & poverty alleviation; gender equality & governance; & governance & environmental protection.

Local Governance in England and France

Author: Alistair Cole
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415239427
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Addressing issues at the cutting edge of comparative politics and public policy, this book is based on extensive research and interviews with local decision makers in two pairs of cities in England and France. The book provides a rigorous checklist of institutional and policy reforms in the two countries since the early 1980s." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0650/00068998-d.html.