Building New Theoretical Frameworks
1. Auflage 2013,
218 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 158 mm x 236 mm, Gewicht: 473 g
Reihe: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Mandell / Keast / Agranoff Network Theory in the Public SectorNetworks have been described in terms of metaphors, governance arrangements and structural or institutional arrangements. These different perspectives of networks come out of a variety of disciplines, including political science, public administration, urban affairs, social welfare, public management and organizational/sociological research. This wealth of research, while contributing to a deeper understanding of networks, presents a dilemma which is addressed by this book. That is the question of whether there is a theory of public networks that informs networks in their various forms, and is there a need for a new theory of networks? More importantly, is network research still relevant to practice? Does network theory improve the process of governance? Are different terms and/or approaches actually the same or different? What do these different approaches mean to theory?
This book deeply explores and integrates existing network theory and related theories from a number of perspectives, levels and jurisdictions to develop a framework to guide network design, governance and management. The book focuses on the important issue of network performance, looking at networks as bounded and consciously arranged; the actors who participate in them design the relationships among a bounded set of individual organizations to purse common objectives. Finally, the chapters tease out the variety of governance modes or regimes that intersect with network governance. This book offers a comprehensive, integrative, interdisciplinary approach that enables specialists, practitioners and administrators across a wide array of interests and fields to formulate and work on problems using a common language, analytical framework and theoretical basis.
Weitere Infos & Material
Part1. Introduction to the Issues/Current Network Theories1. Introduction: Understanding Theory Myrna P. Mandell 2.Network Theory Tracks and Trajectories: Where From, Where To? Robyn Keast Part2. New Theoretical Frameworks: Informing Design, Governance Arrangements and Management 3. A Composite Theory of Leadership and Management: Process Catalyst and Strategic Leveraging—Theory of Deliberate Action in Collaborative Networks Robyn Keast and Myrna P. Mandell 4.Building and Using the Theory of Collaborative Advantage Siv Vangen and Chris Huxham 5. The Democratic Potentials of Governance Networks in Inter- Governmental Decision Making Eva Sørensen 6.Governance Network Performance: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach Christopher Koliba 7. Governing Through Networks: A Systemic Approach Deborah Rice8. Network Management Theory through Management Channels and Roles Joris Voets Part3. Putting Theory into Practice9. Network Management Behaviors: Closing the Theoretical GapRobert Agranoff and Michael McGuire10. What Can Governance Network Theory Learn From Complexity Theory? Mirroring Two Perspectives on Complexity Joop Koppenjan and Erik-Hans Klijn 11.Network Performance: Towards A Dynamic Multidimensional Model Denita Cepiku Part4. Implications and Conclusion 12.Bridging the Theoretical Gap and Uncovering the Missing Holes Robert Agranoff