Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The by Janine O'Flynn

By Janine O'Flynn

In the 21st century governments are more and more targeting designing methods and technique of connecting throughout barriers to accomplish ambitions. no matter if concerns are advanced and not easy – weather swap, overseas terrorism, intergenerational poverty– or easier - provision of a unmarried element of access to govt or providing built-in public prone - practitioners and students more and more recommend using techniques which require connections throughout numerous barriers, be they organizational, jurisdictional or sectorial.

Governments around the globe proceed to scan with quite a few ways yet nonetheless confront obstacles, resulting in a common view that there's significant promise in move boundary operating, yet that this is unfulfilled. This e-book explores numerous subject matters for you to create a wealthy survey of the foreign event of cross-boundary operating. The booklet asks basic questions reminiscent of:

  • What can we suggest by way of the inspiration of crossing boundaries?
  • Why has this emerged?
  • What does go boundary operating involve?
  • What are the severe enablers and barriers?

By scrutinizing those questions, the contributing authors learn: the promise; the limitations; the enablers; the long-lasting tensions; and the capability suggestions to cross-boundary operating. As such, this may be an important learn for all these concerned with public management, administration and policy.

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Most of the post-New Public Management (NPM) models which have emerged over the last decade or so have put the notion of boundary crossing front and centre: the new public service model articulated by Denhardt and Denhardt (2000) focuses on collaborative structures and shared leadership; the new public governance model set out by Osborne (2006) includes a notion of interorganizational management, inter-dependent agents and ongoing relationships; there is a strong relational, collaborative thread running through the public value management approach articulated by Stoker (2006); and Halligan’s (2007) work on integrated governance demonstrates that new models of governing place horizontal collaborative, boundary-spanning ways of operating at their centre.

Boundaries can be ‘real’, ‘imagined’ or ‘objective’ and, in the literature that explores this, various forms are set out. For some, the difference is between ‘boundaries in the mind’ and more solid, ‘objective’ ones (Heracleous 2004), or between symbolic and social boundaries (Lamont and Molnar 2002). Symbolic boundaries are ‘conceptual distinctions made by social actors to categorize objects, people, practices, and even time and space’ (Lamont and Molnar 2002: 168). Such boundaries operate at the inter-subjective level and work to create distinct groupings.

Functionalism Crossing boundaries: the fundamental questions 17 has been at the core of failed attempts to coordinate in the UK for many years, and, according to Perri 6 (1997), this is what continues to stymie attempts at horizontal governance. This reflects the fundamental point that policy problems do not respect organizational boundaries: Most public challenges are larger than one organization. . Think of any major public policy challenge: housing, poverty, the economy, education, and pollution, to name a few.

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