Improving Governance: A New Logic for Empirical Research

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Georgetown University Press, 2001. gada 5. apr. - 224 lappuses

Policymakers and public managers around the world have become preoccupied with the question of how their goals can be achieved in a way that rebuilds public confidence in government. Yet because public policies and programs increasingly are being administered through a complicated web of jurisdictions, agencies, and public-private partnerships, evaluating their effectiveness is more difficult than in the past. Though social scientists possess insightful theories and powerful methods for conducting empirical research on governance and public management, their work is too often fragmented and irrelevant to the specific tasks faced by legislators, administrators, and managers.

Proposing a framework for research based on the premise that any particular governance arrangement is embedded in a wider social, fiscal, and political context, Laurence E. Lynn Jr., Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Carolyn J. Hill argue that theory-based empirical research, when well conceived and executed, can be a primary source of fundamental, durable knowledge about governance and policy management. Focusing on complex human services such as public assistance, child protection, and public education, they construct an integrative, multilevel "logic of governance," that can help researchers increase the sophistication, power, and relevance of their work.

 

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Governance in a Democracy
1
What Is Governance?
5
Complications of Governance Research
9
Purposes or the Book
11
Limits to Governance
14
A Caveat
15
A Logic for Governance Research
17
The Logic or Market Governance
20
A ReducedForm Model
80
Summary
93
Designing Research Models Methods and Data
95
Critiquing a Literature or Governance
98
Summary
117
Notes
118
Governance Research Scholarly Applications
120
Governance Research in Three Policy Domains
121

An Institutional View
27
Levels or Governance
35
Notes
37
Institutional Governance
40
Legal Idealism
42
Political Economy
44
The New Institutionalism
51
Notes
55
Organizational and Technical Governance
58
The Organizational Managerial Level
59
The Technical Primary Work Level
71
Notes
76
Designing Research Applying a Logic of Governance
78
Concluding Comment
151
Governance Research and Practice
153
The Nature of Research
154
The Nature or Practice
158
Utilizing a Logic
163
Prospects
168
Conclusion
176
Notes
177
References
179
Names Index
204
Subject Index
208
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Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., is Sydney Stein Jr. Professor of Public Management at the University of Chicago.

Carolyn J. Heinrich is an assistant professor of public policy analysis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Together they coedited Governance and Performance: New Perspectives (Georgetown, 2000).

Carolyn J. Hill is assistant professor in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.

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