Place Management And Social Capital


Place management as a framework for public

governance is not a new concept. The place

management ...

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Place management as a framework for public

governance is not a new concept. The place

management debate reflects many of the

more durable themes in the evolution of public

management and public

policy. One of the new dimensions of the debate is

the extent to which place management can deliver a

social capital effect. If it can, its value as a

major shift in public governance will increase


The study situates place management in a

spectrum of possibilities. To the extent that place

management transcends an instrumental definition to

challenge the underlying system of governance, it is

more likely to deliver a social capital dividend.

The study concludes that place management, if it

reflects and reinforces the attributes of social

capital, it can made a major contribution to public


A key question is the extent to which place

management can be institutionalized as a core and

consistent component of public management. The

thesis looks at the prospects for

the institutionalization process within the context

of a "holistic governance" framework.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783639127225
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag
  • Publication date: 2/22/2009
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 0.33 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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