Crossing Boundaries in Public Policy and Management: Tackling the Critical Challenges

Crossing Boundaries in Public Policy and Management: Tackling the Critical Challenges

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This book aims to develop four key challenges that remain unresolved in the boundary-spanning literature, which span from the conceptual, to the practice, to the translational. In doing so, it tackles the question of boundary-spanning from four different angles, providing an in-depth investigation of the current state of the field in each of these realms, in addition to new directions for solving the identified challenges. Finally, the book synthesises the lessons from each of these challenges into a coherent and integrated final piece of the boundary dilemma. In doing so, it will provide depth and a clearer agenda for future research and practice.

Crossing Boundaries in Public Policy and Management digs into the heart of enduring questions and challenges for cross-boundary working, providing in-depth conceptual contributions on the fundamental challenges of boundary work. It displays the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of public management, public policy, public administration, public-private relationships and coordination and collaboration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351796521
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Luke Craven is a Research Fellow in the Public Service Research Group at UNSW Canberra.

Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor of Public Service Research and Director of the Public Service Research Group UNSW Canberra.

Gemma Carey is Associate Director and the Research Director of the Centre for Social Impact UNSW and an NHMRC Fellow.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The inexorable appeal of boundaries in public policy and management


Part 1: The Concept Challenge

Section 1: The Rise of Boundaries

Section 2: Classifications of Boundaries and Their Associated Impacts For How We View Boundaries

Section 3: Boundary Concepts

Section 4: Where Next for Boundaries?

Part 2: The Practical Challenge

Section 1: The Challenges of Cross Boundary Practice

Section 2: Lessons for Policy and Practice

Section 3: Training and Development

Section 4: Conclusions

Part 3: The Craft Challenge

Section 1: Boundary Spanners: Towards A Theory of Practice

Section 2: The Theory Underpinning Cross Boundary Facilitation

Section 3: Towards the Craft And Practice Of Facilitation Across Collaborative Boundaries


Part 4: The Methodology Challenge

Section 1: Review, Methodological Approaches to Understanding Collaborative Practice

Section 2: A spot light on systems methodologies: Methods to Understand Complex Issues


Conclusion: The future of boundary spanning research and practice

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