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Partnership Governance in Public Management : A Public Solutions Handbook (Paperback) (Seth A. Grossman
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The ability to create and sustain partnerships is a skill and a strategic capacity that utilizes the strengths and offsets the weaknesses of each actor. Partnerships between the public and private sectors allow each to enjoy the benefits of the other: the public sector benefits from increased entrepreneurship and the private sector utilizes public authority and processes to achieve economic and community revitalization.Partnership Governance in Public Management describes what partnership is in the public sector, as well as how it is managed, measured, and evaluated. Both a theoretical and practical text, this book is a what, why, and how examination of a key function of public management.
Examining governing capacity, community building, downtown revitalization, and partnership governance through the lens of formalized public-private partnerships – specifically, how these partnerships are understood and sustained in our society – this book is essential reading for students and practitioners with an interest in partnership governance and public administration and management more broadly. Chapters explore partnering technologies as a way to bridge sectors, to produce results and a new sense of public purpose, and to form a stable foundation for governance to flourish.
This book provides analysis and instruction on the management of multi-sectoral partnering in government.
It is clear that an understanding of partnerships and how they are managed in government, chiefly public-private and less so public-public, are evolving. Additionally, the partitioning of a public realm and a private realm, which have always been in flux as economies and cultures develop, take on more interdependent relationships in the 21st century even in the face of contrary political interests. The need to build and maintain infrastructure and institutions at all levels to sustain functioning societies is acute and transverses these sectors. The need to partner across sectors is emerging as a professional field of management, but, until the publication of this handbook, often lacks advice and performance metrics that can enhance the understanding of these partnerships.
This book describes what partnership is in the public sector, how public partnerships are managed, and how partnerships can be measured and evaluated effectively. Partnerships are considered not only a skill set and policy tool, but an effective way to understand public processes that produce results. Instead of looking at partnerships in terms of surviving the other partner, the book examines partnerships and partnering technologies as a way to bridge sectors to produce a new sense of public purpose, and a stable foundation for governance to flourish. Three areas are covered: Partnership Planning, Partnership Management, and Partnership Measurement & Evaluation.