Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments

Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments

by Robert Agranoff, Michael McGuire

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ISBN-13: 9781589012981
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2004
Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Agranoff is professor emeritus in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, and since 1990, he has been affiliated with the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. His writings include Dimensions of Human Services Integration, Intergovernmental Management: Human Services Problem Solving in Six Metropolitan Areas, and New Governance for Rural America: Creating Intergovernmental Partnerships.

Michael McGuire is an associate professor, Department of Public Administration, at the University of North Texas and has studied interorganizational and intergovernmental collaboration, rural policy, and economic development strategy. His current work focuses on the skills and behaviors of managers who operate in collaborative settings.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Collaboration at the Core

2. Managing in an Age of Collaboration

3. Models of Collaborative Management

4. Collaborative Activity and Strategy

5. Linkages in Collaborative Management

6. Policy Design and Collaborative Management

7. Jurisdiction-Based Management

8. The Future of Public Management and the Challenge of Collaboration

Appendixes

A. Survey Design and Administration

B. Economic Characteristics of the Sample Cities

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Laurence J. O'Toole Jr.

Managing collaboration across organizational and governmental boundaries presents both tough challenges and also golden opportunities to expand the capacity for effective public action. This book offers plenty of evidence from the front lines and sketches valuable implications for practice as well as research.

Dale Krane

If collaborative public management is the new direction of public administration, then Agranoff and McGuire's path breaking book points the way. A first-rate study that combines a thoughtfully developed set of models with creative analysis of the way local officials behave. Not only do the authors clearly explain their analytic framework, but they carefully demonstrate how they conducted their research. This important new book will be valuable for scholars and students of city management, intergovernmental relations, and public administration.

Beryl A. Radin

While collaboration has become a commonplace term in the public management and policy fields, rarely has the term been examined with the skill and facility that Agranoff and McGuire bring to this book. They have captured the richness and complexity of collaborative management and have used the lens of a specific local government policy area to develop models that include an examination of the players, activities, and policy instruments involved in these activities. This volume clearly stirs the intellectual pot!

From the Publisher

"Managing collaboration across organizational and governmental boundaries presents both tough challenges and also golden opportunities to expand the capacity for effective public action. This book offers plenty of evidence from the front lines and sketches valuable implications for practice as well as research."—Laurence J. O'Toole Jr., professor, School of Public and International Affairs, The University of Georgia

"If collaborative public management is the new direction of public administration, then Agranoff and McGuire's path breaking book points the way. A first-rate study that combines a thoughtfully developed set of models with creative analysis of the way local officials behave. Not only do the authors clearly explain their analytic framework, but they carefully demonstrate how they conducted their research. This important new book will be valuable for scholars and students of city management, intergovernmental relations, and public administration. "—Dale Krane, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha

"While collaboration has become a commonplace term in the public management and policy fields, rarely has the term been examined with the skill and facility that Agranoff and McGuire bring to this book. They have captured the richness and complexity of collaborative management and have used the lens of a specific local government policy area to develop models that include an examination of the players, activities, and policy instruments involved in these activities. This volume clearly stirs the intellectual pot!"—Beryl A. Radin, professor of government and public administration, University of Baltimore

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