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.
Chapter 10: Managing Networks in the Public Sector: Findings and Reflections
Managing Networks in the Public Sector: Findings and Reflections
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 ...