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New Steering Concepts in Public Management Vol: 21

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17 Oct 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
450 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management
Multifaceted social problems such as safety, social inclusion, poverty, mobility, rural development, city regeneration, or labour market integration require integrated approaches to steering. NPM-related fragmentation of policy and fragmentation of implementation lead to unsatisfactory public outcomes and a heightened experienced loss of control on the part of policy makers. Governments are therefore looking for new instruments to address the boundary-spanning nature of many social problems. In their quest for achieving valued social outcomes, they struggle with their new role, and the insufficiency of both markets and hierarchies. In this book, authors explore new organisational mechanisms, arrangements and ideas to deal with this fragmentation. New post-NPM steering and coordination practices come in various shapes and names, and current research suffers from considerable terminological confusion. The book first looks at various new organisational arrangements and mechanisms, including whole-of-government, collaborative governance, network governance, and outcome steering. It then goes on to unpack the outcomes these new steering instruments are supposed to achieve, and explores their effect on democracy, power, and the role of government.
List of Tables and Figures. List of Contributors. List of Abbreviations. Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Post-NPM Reforms: Whole of Government Approaches as a New Trend. Chapter 3 The ‘Empty Nest’ Syndrome: Dutch Ministries after the Separation of Policy and Administration. Chapter 4 Assessing Public Networks: Proposal for a New Unit of Analysis. Chapter 5 Steering Societal Resilience: An Empirical Exploration of Trends and Challenges in Government–Citizen Collaboration. Chapter 6 Steering Emergent and Complex Change Processes. Chapter 7 Outcome-Based Service Commissioning and Delivery: Does it make a Difference?. Chapter 8 The Direct Engagement of Citizen Users Through Assessment, Choice and Evaluation of Welfare Services: The Implications of the Personalisation Agenda. Chapter 9 The UK Obesity Epidemic: New Steering Instruments for a New Public Policy Problematic?. Chapter 10 Steering Outcomes in Urban Regeneration Projects: An Empirical Study of a Hui Community in China. Chapter 11 Steering for Social Outcomes in Governance Networks: The Effects of Participation and Network Management. Chapter 12 In Search of Network Performance. Chapter 13 New Steering Instruments: Trends in Public Sector Practice and Scholarship. References. New Steering Concepts in Public Management. Research in public policy analysis and management. Research in public policy analysis and management. Copyright page.

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