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Managing Complex Networks : Strategies for the Public Sector - Walter J. M. Kickert

Managing Complex Networks

Strategies for the Public Sector

By: Walter J. M. Kickert (Editor), Erik-Hans Klijn (Editor), Joop F. M. Koppenjan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th August 1997
ISBN: 9780761955474
Number Of Pages: 224

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Although the concept of policy networks is now well-established in the field, most research has to content itself with description and analysis of their contribution to policy failure. This book goes further. It accepts policy networks as a fundamental characteristic of modern societies and presents an overview of the strategies for the management of these networks, as well as illustrating the various strategies for intervention.

`Today some of the most interesting advances in network management theory and its applications to the public sector find their origins in Europe. This text [is] well worth the attention of serious policy and public administration scholars... and graduate students' - Professor Richard Stillman II, Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver



`Networks or subsytems are the unit of analysis to which we must turn our attention if progress is to continue in the social sciences and applied fields. This volume points the way' - Professor Gary L Wamsley, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Foreword
Introduction
A Management Perspective on Policy Networks
Policy Networks And Network Management: A State of The Art
Policy Networks
An Overview
Public Management and Network Management
An Overview
Network Dynamics and Management
The Dynamics of Closedness in Networks
Managing Perceptions in Networks
Strategies and Games in Networks
Analyzing and Managing Dynamic Processes in Complex Networks
Instruments for Network Management
Managing Implementation Processes in Complex Networks
Normative Notes
Perspectives on Networks
Conclusion: Strategies for Network Management
Managing Networks in the Public Sector
Findings and Reflections
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ISBN: 9780761955474
ISBN-10: 076195547X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5