The Black Box of Governance

The Black Box of Governance

In this book, a board member with over 25 years' experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work.

Author: Sandra Guerra


ISBN: 1032052244

Category: Boards of directors

Page: 312

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In this book, a board member with over 25 years' experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work.
Categories: Boards of directors

Governance and Performance

Governance and Performance

Chapter 10 Dissecting the Black Box Revisited : Characterizing Government Management Capacity Patricia W. Ingraham and Amy Kneedler Donahue This chapter presents the conceptual framework and introduces the analytical approach for an ...

Author: Carolyn J. Heinrich

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013336

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Drawing on recent advances in the social sciences, this volume shows how rigorous, theory-based empirical research can help improve the management of public policies and programs—and how better governance can lead to better performance. These original essays demonstrate how better data and improved statistical techniques have allowed researchers to construct more complex models of governance processes and thereby assess the effects of many variables on policy and program outcomes. They present useful research results that illuminate such issues as automatic grade advancement in public schools, management of federally-funded job-training programs, reducing welfare caseloads, and management of welfare-to-work programs. Illustrating a range of theoretical and methodological possibilities, this book shows how more sophisticated research in public management can help improve government performance.
Categories: Political Science

The Black Box of Governmental Learning

The Black Box of Governmental Learning

The latest evaluation findings about capacity development in democratic governance have shown that a comprehensive concept of governmental learning has to be based on systematically applied theoretical foundations (IEG 2008a).

Author: Raoul Blindenbacher

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821384740

Category: Education

Page: 204

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There are more poor people around the world than ever before. One of the missing factors in efforts to address poverty and increase sustainable development is adequate governmental capacity development. One effective means to improve the quality of democratic governance is by learning from the past and from others' experiences. 'The Black Box of Governmental Learning' introduces the Learning Spiral a new concept for organizing effective learning events for governments in the 21st century. It helps governments to learn from each other. This theory-based concept has been applied successfully over the past decade in numerous conferences, training, and e-learning events all over the world. The book is directed toward practitioners in governments, such as members of cabinets, parliaments, and courts; civil servants and politicians; civil society organizations; and international organizations. It will help them understand the challenges of learning in governments and offers a concept for organizing effective learning events.
Categories: Education

Governance as a Trialogue Government Society Science in Transition

Governance as a Trialogue  Government Society Science in Transition

A New Perspective: The Trialogue1 Model of Governance In an attempt to introduce more scientific rigour into the development of the processes that normally occur in the black box of governance, it is necessary to present a series of ...

Author: Anthony R. Turton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540462668

Category: Science

Page: 354

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The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a one of governance. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on water. It analyzes the linkages between key variables in an effort to increase our understanding of what makes governance good.
Categories: Science

Opening the Black Box

Opening the Black Box

“Analyzing the Governance and Political Economy of Water and Sanitation Service Delivery.” Working Paper 334, Overseas Development Institute, London. Hickey, S. 2010. “The Government of Chronic Poverty: From Exclusion to Citizenship?

Author: Helene Grandvoinnet

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464804823

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Opening the Black Box: Contextual Drivers of Social Accountability fills an important knowledge gap by providing guidance on how to assess contextual drivers of social accountability effectiveness. This publication aims to more strategically support citizen engagement at the country level and for a specific issue or problem. The report proposes a novel framing of social accountability as the interplay of constitutive elements: citizen action and state action, supported by three enabling levers: civic mobilization, interface and information. For each of these constitutive elements, the report identifies 'drivers' of contextual effectiveness which take into account a broad range of contextual factors (e.g., social, political and intervention-based, including information and communication technologies). Opening the Black Box offers detailed guidance on how to assess each driver. It also applies the framework at two levels. At the country level, the report looks at 'archetypes' of challenging country contexts, such as regimes with no formal space or full support for citizen-state engagement and fragile and conflict-affected situations. The report also illustrates the use of the framework to analyze specific social accountability interventions through four case studies: Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Yemen, and the Kyrgyz Republic.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting

The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting

This chapter will first critique the preponderance of accounting literature on corporate governance emanating from outside the black box of governance processes and then will offer a review of corporate governance research approaches ...

Author: Robin Roslender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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The field of critical accounting has expanded rapidly since its inception and has become recognised?as offering a wealth of provocative insights in the wake of the global financial crisis. It is now firmly embedded within accounting literature and in how accounting is taught. Surveying the evolving field of Critical Accounting, including theory, ethics, history, development and sustainability, this Companion presents key debates in the field, providing a comprehensive overview. Incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, the volume concludes by considering new directions in which critical accounting research may travel. With an international array of established and respected contributors, this Routledge Companion is a vital resource for students and researchers across the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Local Partnerships for Better Governance

Local Partnerships for Better Governance

Partnerships are sometimes compared to a “black box”: inputs and outputs are visible, but the mechanisms enabling the ... can use to various degrees; and the government funding made available for operations and, possibly, projects.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264189461


Page: 305

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This book presents the lessons learned from the most recent experiences in seven countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the United States. This book proposes a strategy that governments can implement to improve governance through partnerships.

ECMLG2012 Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance

ECMLG2012 Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management  Leadership and Governance

A Synthesis of Grounded Approaches to Governance Research: Black Box Research Reveals the Division of Labour James Lockhart College of Business, Massey University, Palmerston North, ...

Author: John Politis

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781908272911

Category: Electronic books

Page: 593

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Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited Edited by: Professor John Politis, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus. CD version of the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance - ECMLG 2012 hosted by the Neapolis University on the 8-9 November 2012. 567 pages
Categories: Electronic books

The Art of Governance

The Art of Governance

All of these issues must be explored in more depth if the “ black boxes ” of government , governance , and performance are to be fully understood . The Continuing Dilemma of the Black Boxes Both public management and policy analysis ...

Author: Patricia W. Ingraham

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014235

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Public administration has evolved into an extraordinarily complex form of governance employing traditional bureaucracy, quasi-government public organizations, and collaborative networks of nongovernmental organizations. Analyzing and improving government performance—a matter of increasing concern to citizens, elected officials, and managers of the organizations themselves—has in turn become a much more fraught undertaking. Understanding the new complexities calls for new research approaches. The Art of Governance presents a fresh palette of research based on a new framework of governance that was first developed by coeditor Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., with Carolyn J. Heinrich, and Carolyn J. Hill in their book, Improving Governance: A New Logic for Empirical Research. That book identified how the relationships among citizens, legislatures, executive and organizational structures, and stakeholders interact, in order to better diagnose and solve problems in public management. This volume takes that relational concept into new realms of conceptualization and application as it links alternative institutional and administrative structures to program performance in different policy areas and levels of government. Collectively, the contributors begin to paint a new picture of how management matters throughout the policy process. They illuminate how, at different levels of an organization, leadership and management vary—and explore both the significance of structural systems and the importance of alternative organizational forms for the implementation of public policies. The Art of Governance shows that effective governance is much more complex than paint-by-number. But if the variety of forms and models of governance are analyzed using advanced theories, models, methods, and data, important lessons can be applied that can lead us to more successful institutions.
Categories: Political Science

Social Partnership and Governance Under Crises

Social Partnership and Governance Under Crises

... the MOU Agreement became an actor seeking to build its own network by incorporating other actors and those in the public sector that converged to create the MOUnetwork of relations towards attaining governance through the black box ...

Author: Nelson, Carol

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522589624

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Social dialogue is critical for defining relations within and between different constituencies and bringing divergent interests towards a consensus. To bring understanding to the management of these dynamics of convergence and divergence, analyzing network relations that underlie social processes and structures of governance is necessary for growth. Social Partnership and Governance Under Crises is a collection of innovative research that focuses on the development of network relations while furthering the studies on governance of the public sector under crisis conditions. While stressing topics that include labor studies, political economy, and public administration, this book is ideal for public policy practitioners, public administrators, government officials, development agencies, academicians, researchers, and students.
Categories: Social Science