Leading authority robert Agranoff reintroduces intergovernmental management for twenty-first-century governance to a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. Agranoff examines igm in the united States from four thematic perspectives: law and politics, multisector partners, jurisdictional interdependency, and networks and networking.
Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management Public Management and Change #ad - Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens' groups. He concludes by offering six next steps for intergovernmental management.
American Intergovernmental Relations: Foundations, Perspectives, and IssuesCQ Press #ad - Christensen have also added new selections that cover society′s current and most pressing intergovernmental policy issues, immigration, including health care, and the evolving and controversial issue of medical marijuana. This new section explicitly grounds the study of intergovernmental relations to foundational Constitutional text and the dynamic role of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitutional powers.
O′toole and Robert K. Laurence J. With the addition of brand new co-editor, Robert Christensen, this trusted reader is back in a fresh and insightful fifth edition. As always, each essay is judiciously edited and substantial part introductions further contextualize each essay′s contribution to make American Intergovernmental Relations an accessible and invaluable text, as well as an engaging read.
American Intergovernmental Relations: Foundations, Perspectives, and Issues #ad - To the general structure that has made American Intergovernmental Relations so enduring, the editors have added a new section that incorporates the importance of law and courts to intergovernmental relations.
Public Administration EvolvingRoutledge #ad - Routledge. The range from modernism to metamodernism is reflected from the perspective of accomplished scholars in the field, environment, each of whom captures the history, and development of a particular dimension of public administration. Each chapter approaches the field from a unique perspective and describes the seminal events that have been influential in shaping its evolution.
. Taken together, the chapters leave us with an understanding of where we are today and a grounding for forecasting the future. Public administration evolving: from Foundations to the Future demonstrates how the theory and practice of public administration has evolved since the early decades of the twentieth century.
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There is an intensified need for an analysis of contemporary public sector organisations, which are changing rapidly before our eyes. The handbook combines scholarly rigour, engaging writing and high policy relevance. This handbook brings together leading international scholars to comment on key current issues.
The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Oxford Handbooks #ad - About the seriesoxford handbooks in business & management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, International Business, Public Management, Organizational Behavior, and many others.
Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, in hardback or paperback, the volumes, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike. The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world.
Routledge. It will be invaluable to advanced students, researchers and reflective public sector practitioners.
Collaborative Governance Regimes Public Management and ChangeGeorgetown University Press #ad - Routledge. Whether the goal is building a local park or developing disaster response models, regional, collaborative governance is changing the way public agencies at the local, and national levels are working with each other and with key partners in the nonprofit and private sectors. While the academic literature has spawned numerous case studies and context- or policy-specific models for collaboration, the growth of these innovative collaborative governance systems has outpaced the scholarship needed to define it.
This book draws on diverse literatures and uses rich case illustrations to inform scholars and practitioners about collaborative governance regimes and to provide guidance for designing, managing, and studying such endeavors in the future. Collaborative governance regimes will be of special interest to scholars and researchers in public administration, public policy, and political science who want a framework for theory building, yet the book is also accessible enough for students and practitioners.
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Managing within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations Public Management and ChangeGeorgetown University Press #ad - He notes how knowledge is managed and value added within intergovernmental networks. The real work of many governments is done not in stately domed capitols but by a network of federal and state officials working with local governments and nongovernmental organizations to address issues that cross governmental boundaries.
This volume is useful for students, scholars, and practitioners of public management. Managing within networks analyzes the structure, operations, and achievements of these public management networks that are trying to solve intractable problems at the field level. It examines such areas as transportation, economic and rural development, communications systems and data management, wastewater management, watershed conservation, water conservation, and services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Managing within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations Public Management and Change #ad - Routledge. Agranoff identifies four different types of networks based on their purposes and observes the differences between network management and traditional management structures and leadership. Robert agranoff draws a number of innovative conclusions about what these networks do and how they do it from data compiled on fourteen public management networks in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Ohio.
The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for the Twenty-First Century Interpreting American PoliticsJohns Hopkins University Press #ad - Instead of thinking in terms of organizational structure and management, Donald F. This growing gap between theoretical ideas and actual practice poses enormous challenges for front-line leaders struggling to deal with ever-larger expectations and ever-tighter budgets―and for American government in determining how best to hold public administrators accountable for their performance.
The transformation of Governance offers a new framework for reconciling effective administration with the requirements of democratic government. However, as the structure of public work has grown less hierarchical, managers have adopted a wide variety of non-authoritarian strategies. Kettl suggests, administrators and theorists need to focus on governance, or the links between government and its broader environment―political, social, and administrative―through which social action occurs.
In this updated edition, a new epilogue shows kettl urging political leaders to step back from the political barricades of hyperpartisanship to consider government’s contemporary dilemma: Is there any practical way forward for public administrators to manage government effectively? Reinforcing the ten principles of bridge building which he developed in the original book, Kettl adds an eleventh, which lays out five transformative strategies: redefining public law to promote public accountability; re-conceptualizing government agencies as instruments of leverage; launching government leaders as boundary spanners; using information technology for building authority and trust; and incorporating performance management into processes that drive collaboration.
The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for the Twenty-First Century Interpreting American Politics #ad - With a new preface from michael nelson, editor of the Interpreting American Politics series, this award-winning book will be sought out by public policymakers eager to read a leading scholar's newest insights into the field. Routledge. Co-winner of the louis brownlow book award from the National Academy of Public AdministrationThe traditional theory of public administration is based on entrenched notions of hierarchy and authority.
Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge Public Management and ChangeGeorgetown University Press #ad - Johns hopkins University Press. Routledge. This important book will provide a necessary overview of the discipline for graduate students and scholars. The resulting divide has produced many heated debates; however, in this pioneering volume, Norma Riccucci embraces the diversity of research methods rather than suggesting that there is one best way to conduct research in public administration.
The book's intended purpose is to engage reasonable-minded public administration scholars and professionals in a dialogue on the importance of heterogeneity in epistemic traditions, and to deepen the field's understanding and acceptance of its epistemological scope. Georgetown University Press. Public administration examines the intellectual origins and identity of the discipline of public administration, its diverse research traditions, and how public administration research is conducted today.
Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge Public Management and Change #ad - . Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars.
American Intergovernmental Relations: A Fragmented Federal PolityOxford University Press #ad - The one constant in the American federal system is change--change that is not always beneficial. Georgetown University Press. They examine and analyze the extreme complexity of the system and the cooperative and conflicting components of vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations. Johns hopkins University Press.
Featuring relevant case studies from the headlines, American Intergovernmental Relations is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in federalism and intergovernmental relations. Beginning with the key elements of federalism, the authors trace these principles as they have evolved since the founding of the republic and through the various phases and types of federal arrangements as they exist today.
American Intergovernmental Relations: A Fragmented Federal Polity #ad - Stephens and wikstrom also discuss the impact of public policy and intergovernmental relations on American society in light of rising globalism, rapidly changing technology, and new security concerns. Routledge. It is also an excellent text for a different approach to a course in American government. Stephens and wikstrom--both senior scholars specializing in federalism, comprehensive, intergovernmental relations, and fiscal policy--offer concise, and easy-to-understand coverage of these materials.
American intergovernmental relations: a fragmented Federal Polity examines how the dynamic social, economic, and political forces that impinge on American government at all levels shape the way that our federal system functions.
Theories of the Policy ProcessRoutledge #ad - This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams Zahariadis et al. Punctuated Equilibrium Jones et al. Advocacy coalition Framework Jenkins-Smith et al. Institutional analysis and development framework schlager and Cox, and Policy Diffusion Berry and Berry, as well as two newer theories―Policy Feedback Mettler and SoRelle and Narrative Policy Framework McBeth et al.
. Routledge. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories and functions of public policy research. Westview Press. Georgetown University Press. Since its first publication in 1999, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, and remains, Theories of the Policy Process has been, scholars and practitioners.
Theories of the Policy Process #ad - The fourth edition now includes a discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter and a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. Johns hopkins University Press. Theories of the policy process provides a forum for the experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, latest updates, empirical evidence, and the promising future research opportunities of each framework.
Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making Third EditionW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Routledge. Georgetown University Press. Johns hopkins University Press. The most accessible policy text available. Policy making is a political struggle over values and ideas. Examples throughout the book have been updated, and the prose has been streamlined to make a great read even better. Westview Press. By exposing the paradoxes that underlie even seemingly straightforward policy decisions, Policy Paradox shows students that politics cannot be cleansed from the process in favor of “rationality.
Author deborah stone has fully revised and updated this popular text, which now includes many paradoxes that have arisen since September 11.