Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance by Darrell M. West

By Darrell M. West

Few advancements have had broader results for the general public area than the advent of the web and electronic expertise. during this ebook, Darrell West discusses how new know-how is changing governmental functionality, the political strategy, and democracy itself via enhancing executive responsiveness and extending details on hand to citizens.Using a number of methods--case stories, content material research of over 17,000 executive websites, public and bureaucrat opinion survey info, an e mail responsiveness try, funds info, and mixture analysis--the writer provides the main complete learn of digital executive ever undertaken. between different issues, he seems at how a lot switch has taken position within the public zone, what determines the rate and breadth of e-government adoption, and what the implications of electronic know-how are for the general public sector.Written in a transparent and analytical demeanour, this ebook outlines the range of things that experience limited the facility of coverage makers to make powerful use of latest know-how. even if electronic govt deals the potential of innovative switch, social, political, and monetary forces constrain the scope of transformation and stop govt officers from knowing the complete merits of interactive expertise.

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Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development by Norman Walzer, Adee Athiyaman, Brian Dabson, Gisele F. Hamm,

By Norman Walzer, Adee Athiyaman, Brian Dabson, Gisele F. Hamm, Jason Henderson, June Holley, Ron Hustedde, Joseph Kayne, Nailya Kutzhanova, Gregg A. Lichtenstein, Scott Loveridge, Sarah A. Low, Thomas S. Lyons, Don Macke, Deborah M. Markely, Glenn Muske, Cr

Entrepreneurship and native financial improvement delves into the present pondering on neighborhood entrepreneurship improvement courses and evaluates ways that practitioners can enforce profitable entrepreneurship practices. The dialogue starts off with a huge review of the altering position of entrepreneurship projects in neighborhood fiscal improvement thoughts, proceeds to ascertain significant parts of those courses, and concludes with vital issues in beginning an area entrepreneurship initiative.

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Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players by Rodrigo Tavares

By Rodrigo Tavares

Orthodox diplomacy idea considers international affairs to be the specific purview of nationwide governments. but as Rodrigo Tavares demonstrates, nearly all of prime sub-states and towns are presently working towards international affairs, either bilaterally and multilaterally. Subnational governments in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa are altering conventional notions of sovereignty, international relations, and overseas coverage as they create out diplomatic endeavors and identify transnational networks round components similar to schooling, healthcare, weather switch, waste administration, or transportation. in reality, subnational job and activism within the foreign area is starting to be at a fee that a long way exceeds that conducted through the normal representatives of sovereign states.

Paradiplomacy is the 1st definitive practitioner's consultant to international coverage on the subnational point. during this seminal paintings, Tavares attracts from a distinct pool of most sensible practices and case reports from world wide to supply a accomplished and important evaluation of the conceptual, juridical, operational, organizational, governmental and diplomatic parameters of paradiplomacy.

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Social Media in the Public Sector: A Guide to Participation, by Ines Mergel

By Ines Mergel

Grounded in strong learn, Social Media within the Public region explores the myriad makes use of of social media within the public area and combines present practices with theories of public management, networked governance, and data administration. complete in scope, the ebook comprises most sensible practices, the strategic, managerial, administrative, and procedural facets of utilizing social media, and explains the theoretical dimensions of ways social habit impacts the adoption of social media applied sciences.

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Organizational Learning at NASA: The Columbia and Challenger by Julianne G. Mahler

By Julianne G. Mahler

Simply after 9:00 a.m. on February 1, 2003, the gap travel Columbia broke aside and was once misplaced over Texas. This tragic occasion led, because the Challenger twist of fate had 17 years past, to an extensive executive research of the technological and organizational explanations of the twist of fate. The research stumbled on chilling similarities among the 2 injuries, top the Columbia twist of fate research Board to finish that NASA didn't study from its past tragedy. regardless of the frequency with which firms are inspired to undertake studying practices, organizational studying -- in particular in public organisations -- isn't really good understood and merits to be studied in additional element. This e-book fills that hole with an intensive exam of NASA's lack of the 2 shuttles. After delivering an account of the procedures that represent organizational studying, Julianne G. Mahler makes a speciality of what NASA did to deal with difficulties published by way of Challenger and its asymmetric efforts to institutionalize its personal findings. She additionally indicates elements missed by way of either twist of fate commissions and proposes commonly appropriate hypotheses approximately studying in public agencies.

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Delivering the Vision: Public Services for the Information by Eileen Milner

By Eileen Milner

Political rhetoric surrounding the position of data and information in society within the twenty-first century is usually thrown into sharp aid through the realities of perform. supplying the imaginative and prescient explores the way public provider visions have constructed globally and the way profitable they've been in contributing to significant social and financial change.This edited textual content incorporates a diversity of case experiences from the uk, the Republic of eire, Canada, america and Australia. members concentration either on these components serious to good fortune and on purposes for failure, yet a typical subject to emerge throughout all contributions is the requirement for a transparent political imaginative and prescient, dedication and management if the shift from conventional kinds of social and fiscal enterprise to high-value, knowledge-intensive economies is to be adequately negotiated. whilst, person case reports offer helpful blueprints for winning implementation of an bold public provider swap agenda.Delivering the imaginative and prescient is available and proper to all these attracted to the administration and reform of public zone companies. it's a better half quantity to the editor's previous textual content dealing with info and data within the Public area (Routlegde: 2000)

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Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: by Lars Klüver, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Marie Louise Jørgensen

By Lars Klüver, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Marie Louise Jørgensen

This booklet is open entry below a CC-BY license. Policy-making to deal with grand demanding situations faces higher complexity than any prior venture of modernization. destiny eventualities are haunted through uncertainty and there's genuine ambivalence as to the values that coverage may still try for. during this scenario decision-makers glance to analyze and innovation to supply solutions and suggestions. yet neither can the nice transitions forward be deliberate by means of technology, nor will traditional tools of innovation carry such transitions approximately. A flip to interactive governance is for this reason underway with policy-makers and electorate turning into more and more fascinated with procedures of considering futures. expertise overview (TA) is the paintings of structuring such methods. TA is going past conventional specialist coverage research through systematically combining a multi-disciplinary facts base with participatory techniques to coverage deliberation. TA hence seeks to behave as a hub for critical and obvious discussion among coverage, undefined, technological know-how, and society in regards to the demanding situations forward and the to be had thoughts for overcoming them responsibly. This quantity bargains an updated account of the growth of expertise evaluation capacities throughout new ecu member states. The contributions of this quantity are written through top ecu researchers and practitioners in expertise evaluation (TA) and are in line with the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in know-how overview) undertaking.

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