Networks, Innovation And Public Policy: Politicians, Bureaucrats and the Pathways to Change inside…

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byMark Considine

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This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation.

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This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation.

MARK CONSIDINE is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and former Director of the Centre for Public Policy. He is a past winner of American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Publication Award and in 2001 received the Marshall E. Dimmock Award for the best lead article in Public Admini...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.86 × 5.62 × 0.83 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220037

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Table of Contents

PART I: INNOVATION AS IDEAS WITHIN INSTITUTIONS
Innovation, Government and Networks
Innovation and Public Policy
Networks as Interactions and Structures
Networks and Key Actors
PART II: INNOVATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT
Introduction
City of Parkside: Big Bang Meets Executive Coordination
City of Kilbourne: Innovation from the Middle Out
City of Melville: Incrementalists Rule
City of Millside: Small World Meets Political Affiliation
Who are the Innovators Inside Government?