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Collaboration : Using Networks and Partnerships - John M. Kamensky

Collaboration

Using Networks and Partnerships

By: John M. Kamensky (Editor), Thomas J. Burlin (Editor)

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Published: 19th March 2004
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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.

Those working at the local level will recognise Klitgaard and Treverton's assertion that we are entering an era of 'hybrid governance' where the lines between the public, private, and voluntary sectors are fast eroding. This volume is a timely addition to our toolkit for managing that acceleration. * Local Government Studies *

Understanding Networks and Partnershipsp. 1
Networks and Partnerships: Collaborating to Achieve Results No One Can Achieve Alonep. 3
Collaboration Is More Pervasive Than Most Think
What Do We Mean by Using Networks and Partnerships for Collaboration?
Where and When Should You Collaborate?
How Do You Successfully Collaborate by Using Networks and Partnerships?
Conclusion
Endnotes
Assessing Partnerships: New Forms of Collaborationp. 21
Introduction
What Are "Partnerships"?
Evaluating Partnerships: Three Perspectives
The Process of Assessing Partnerships
Analysis of Three Examples of Partnerships
Endnotes
Leveraging Networks: A Guide for Public Managers Working across Organizationsp. 61
Networks and Network Management
A Guide to Network Participation and Operation
Ten Lessons on How to Manage in Networks
Research Method
Endnotes
Applying 21st-Century Government to the Challenge of Homeland Securityp. 103
Introduction
21st-Century Government: Three Models
The Challenge of Homeland Security: Two 20th-Century Responses
A Case Study in 21st-Century Government: Homeland Security
Conclusion
Endnotes
Networks and Partnerships in Actionp. 147
Using Virtual Teams to Manage Complex Projects: A Case Study of the Radioactive Waste Management Projectp. 149
Introduction
Virtual Teams: A Case Study of the RWMP
Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Endnotes
Communities of Practice: A New Tool for Government Managersp. 171
Introduction
Understanding Communities of Practice
The Federal Experience with Communities of Practice
How Federal Agencies Can Cultivate Communities of Practice
Conclusion: An Emerging Role for the Federal Government as Sponsor of Community Initiatives
A Stage Model--Understanding How Communities Evolve
Going to Scale--The Evolution of Communities of Practice
Communities of Practice as a Type of Collaborative Model
Notes on Research Methodology
Endnotes
Bibliography
Leveraging Networks to Meet National Goals: FEMA and the Safe Construction Networksp. 273
Understanding Networks
The Goal: Reducing Property Losses and Protecting Lives
FEMA and Mitigation
Components of the Safe Construction Networks
Leveraging the Safe Construction Networks
Conclusions
Selected Model Home Programs
Bibliography
Extraordinary Results on National Goals: Networks and Partnerships in the Bureau of Primary Health Care's 100%/0 Campaignp. 321
Achieving National Goals--The Emergence of a New Kind of Leadership
Leadership Lessons from the Bureau of Primary Health Care
How to Achieve National Goals--A Case Study of Leaders Leveraging Partnerships
Introduction
Creating Open Space for Leadership (1997-1998)
Creating a Campaign (1998-1999)
Partnering with Benchmarks of the Vision (1999-2001)
Partnering with National Networks to Extend Reach (1999-2000)
Enrolling Communities in Action (1999-2001)
Forming a National Movement (2001-2002)
About the Contributorsp. 373
About the IBM Center for The Business of Governmentp. 380
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ISBN: 9780742535138
ISBN-10: 0742535134
Series: IBM Center for the Business of Government
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th March 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.76