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Although the concept of policy networks is now well-established in the field, most research has to content itself with description and analysis of their contribution to policy failure. This book goes further. It accepts policy networks as a fundamental characteristic of modern societies and presents an overview of the strategies for the management of these networks, as well as illustrating the various strategies for intervention.

Managing Networks in the Public Sector: Findings and Reflections
Managing networks in the public sector: Findings and reflections
W.J.M.Kickert, E.-H.Klijn and J.F.M.Koppenjan
Introduction

In this book, the consequences of policy networks for governance and public management have been investigated and discussed. The result is a series of contributions on (various aspects of) network management in the public sector. Chapters 2 and 3 presented an overview of the literature on networks and governance in networks and showed that, although there is conceptual variation in the field, a common ground emerges on what policy networks are and what possible network strategies can be. This book has taken this common ground as a point of departure to exlore and develop the issue of network management

In this final chapter, the following issues will ...

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