As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds of programs by themselves is giving way to one-stop services and cross-agency results. This translation implies collaboration--within agencies; among agencies; among levels of governments; and among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The first part of this book describes what networks and partnerships are. The second part presents case examples of how collaborative approaches have actually worked in the public sector, when they should be used, and what it takes to manage and coordinate them.
pt. 1. Understanding networks and partnerships: Networks and partnerships : collaborating to achieve results no one can achieve alone / John M. Kamensky, Thomas J. Burlin, and Mark A. Abramson ; Assessing partnerships : new forms of collaboration / Robert Klitgaard and Gregory F. Treverton ; Leveraging networks : a guide for public managers working across organizations / Robert Agranoff ; Applying 21st-century government to the challenge of homeland security / Elaine C. Kamarck -- pt. 2 .Networks and partnerships in action: Using virtual teams to manage complex projects : a case study for the Radioactive Waste Management Project / Samuel M. DeMarie ; Communities of practice : a new tool for government managers / William M. Snyder and Xavier de Souza Briggs ; Leveraging networks to meet national goals : FEMA and safe construction networks / William L. Waugh, Jr. ; Extraordinary results on national goals : networks and partnerships in the Bureau of Primary Health Care's 100%/0 Campaign / John W. Scanlon.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 31st October 2013
Publisher: University Press of America