1st Edition

Creating Public Value in Practice
Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World

ISBN 9781482214604
Published February 13, 2015 by Routledge
431 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an integrative approach to understanding and applying the concepts of creating public value, public values, and the public sphere. It presents a framework and language for opening a constructive conversation on what governments, businesses, nonprofits, and citizens can achieve in a democracy that honors a broad range of public values. 

Public officials, scholars, and citizens alike are engaged in an intense debate about the proper purpose, role, and size of government. In the midst of this debate is a growing concern that important public values are ignored by government reform efforts. This book explores the different definitions of public value and approaches to public value creation, discernment, measurement, and assessment. The text helps clarify the issues and demonstrates how the meaning of public value is intimately related to how it is theorized, operationalized, and measured.

The book examines the many alternatives for recognizing, measuring, and assessing public value and addresses the pros and cons of each approach. The result is a contribution to the ongoing dialogue about the virtues and limitations of a focus on the public sphere, public values, and how to create public value in the context of developing and implementing policies, programs, projects, and plans that ideally boost confidence in public institutions.

Table of Contents

John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, and Laura Bloomberg
Public Value as a Contested Democratic Practice
John Benington
Creating Public Value: Contributions of the New Civic Politics
Harry C. Boyte
Value of Voices, Voice of Values: Participatory and Value Representation in Networked Governance
Chao Guo and Morgan Marietta
Public Values, Citizen Science, and Transportation Planning: A Brief Inquiry
Greg Lindsey
Effectuating Public Values by Institutional Design
Ernest R. Alexander
Education Reform and Cross-Sectoral Financing: A Practice-Based Approach
Samuel D. Brunson, Robert Couch, and Grant J. Matthews 
Profiting from Public Value? The Case of Social Impact Bonds
Mildred E. Warner
Coproduction of Public Values through Cross-Sector Implementation: A Multilevel Analysis of Community Reinvestment Outcomes in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
Colleen Casey and Stephanie Moulton
Incentivizing Collaboration: An Experimental Analysis of Performance Information, Public Value Creation, and Public Values Promotion
Stuart Bretschneider, Yujin Choi, Tina Nabatchi, and Rosemary O'Leary
Relational Contracting and Public Value: Public and Nonprofit Managers' Perspectives
Judith R. Saidel
Cross Sector Collaboration and Public-Private Partnerships: A Perspective on How Nonprofit Organizations Create Public Value in an Archetypical City in the United States
Stuart C. Mendel and Jeffrey L. Brudney
Paradoxes of Cross-Sector Partnerships: Public Value and Large-Scale Energy Innovation
Maja Husar Holmes and W. Henry Lambright
Recognizing Public Values at the Local Government Level: A Study of the All-America City Awards
Heather Getha-Taylor, John C. Pierce, and Jeannette Blackmar
Creating Public Value through Collaboration: Restoration and Preservation of Crissy Field
David F. Suárez
Using Economic Principles to Show How Extension Programs Create Public Value
Laura Kalambokidis, Lisa Hinz, and Scott Chazdon
Culturing Sport Mega Events: Leveraging Public Value
Malcolm Foley, David McGillivray, and Gayle McPherson
Creating Global Public Value
J. Brian Atwood
John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, and Laura Bloomberg

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