Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets: The Feasibility of Designing and Managing Governance Style Combinations by Louis MeulemanPublic Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets: The Feasibility of Designing and Managing Governance Style Combinations by Louis Meuleman

Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets: The Feasibility of…

byLouis Meuleman

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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What is modern governance? Is it the battle against 'old-fashioned' hierarchy, or is it the restoration of key hierarchical values? Is it optimizing network management, or maximizing the benefits of market thinking in the public-sector? This book argues that it is the combination of all this. The next question is: In practice, how do successful public managers design and manage combinations of hierarchical, network and market governance? In other words: what is their rationale to apply metagovernance? Five case-studies show that metagovernance is a public management requisite: it amplifies the variation of actions public managers can take, and it prevents the three ideal-typical governance styles from undermining each other. Similar cases of strategic environmental policy-making in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and the European Commission and one case of community policing in the Netherlands illustrate that successful public-sector managers are dealing with similar metagovernance challenges in different socio-politico-administrative cultures.
Title:Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets: The Feasibility of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3790825581

ISBN - 13:9783790825589

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Theoretical Framework.- Research Approach.- Strategic Policy Making: Four Soil Protection Cases.- Street level Polica-making: Community Policing.- Possibilitites and Limitations of Metagovernance as Public Management.- Practical Implications: Increasing the Metagovernance Capacity.- Conclusions: Contribution to a "Grounded" Theory of Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets as Public Management.

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From the reviews:"Louis Meuleman's doctoral thesis, Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets. The Feasibility of Designing and Managing Governance Style Combinations clearly is an effort to comprehensively understand the 'why' and 'how' of governance mixtures from the standpoint of public managers. . The book is clearly and thoroughly argued and, as a whole, succeeds in answering the research questions formulated at the outset . . Certainly, this book is a very useful contribution . for scholars as well as practitioners." (Judith van der Veer, Acta Politica, Vol. 44 (4), 2009)