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Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration by Eric Boyer, James Edwin Kee, John J. Forrer

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Chapter FiveNetwork Governance

Networks involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations are becoming a familiar form of collaboration through which public managers can more effectively address public policy issues. A logical progression in the evolution of the forms of collaboration, networks are more inclusive and diversified than PPPs and other cross-sector partnerships. They extend a long-standing approach to collaboration—informal government cooperation with private and nonprofit organizations—to more formalized multisector arrangements. Networks are more commonly found in the areas of human services delivery and response to disasters, but increasingly they are being used in other areas of public service delivery, such as job training ...

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