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Tackling the Critical Challenges





ISBN 9781138636026
Published November 26, 2018 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book aims to develop four key challenges that remain unresolved in the boundary-spanning literature, which span from the conceptual, to the practice, to the translational. In doing so, it tackles the question of boundary-spanning from four different angles, providing an in-depth investigation of the current state of the field in each of these realms, in addition to new directions for solving the identified challenges. Finally, the book synthesises the lessons from each of these challenges into a coherent and integrated final piece of the boundary dilemma. In doing so, it will provide depth and a clearer agenda for future research and practice.



Crossing Boundaries in Public Policy and Management digs into the heart of enduring questions and challenges for cross-boundary working, providing in-depth conceptual contributions on the fundamental challenges of boundary work. It displays the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of public management, public policy, public administration, public-private relationships and coordination and collaboration.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Inexorable Appeal of Boundaries in Public Policy and Management



Luke Craven, Gemma Carey, and Helen Dickinson





Part 1: The Concept Challenge





Chapter 1: The Rise of Boundaries



Helen Dickinson and Catherine Smith





Chapter 2: Classifications of Boundaries



Helen Dickinson and Catherine Smith





Chapter 3: Boundary Concepts



Helen Dickinson and Catherine Smith





Chapter 4: Where Next for Boundaries?



Helen Dickinson and Catherine Smith





Part 2: The Practical Challenge





Chapter 5: The Challenges of Crossing Boundary Practice



Paul Williams





Chapter 6: Lesson for Policy and Practice



Paul Williams





Chapter 7: Training and Development



Paul Williams





Chapter 8: Conclusions



Paul Williams





Part 3: The Craft Challenge





Chapter 9: Boundary Spanners: Toward a Theory of Practice



Gemma Carey, Kerry Jacobs, Ellie Malbon, Fiona Buick, Anna Li, and Paul Williams





Chapter 10: The Theory Underpinning Crossing-Boundary Facilitation



Christine Flynn





Chapter 11: Towards the Craft and Practice of Facilitation Across Collaborative Boundaries



Christine Flynn





Chapter 12: Conclusion



Gemma Carey, Luke Craven and Helen Dickinson





Part 4: The Methodology Challenge



Chapter 13: Review, Methodological Approaches to Understanding Collaborative Practice



Luke Craven, Gemma Carey, Helen Dickinson, and Iona Rennie





Chapter 14: A Spotlight on Systems Methodologies: Methods to Understand Complex Issues



Luke Craven, Gemma Carey, Helen Dickinson, and Iona Rennie





Conclusion: The Future of Boundary Spanning Research and Practice



Gemma Carey, Luke Craven and Helen Dickinson

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Editor(s)

Biography

Luke Craven is a Research Fellow in the Public Service Research Group at UNSW Canberra.



Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor of Public Service Research and Director of the Public Service Research Group UNSW Canberra.



Gemma Carey is Associate Director and the Research Director of the Centre for Social Impact UNSW and an NHMRC Fellow.

Reviews

"Crossing Boundaries shifts the level of the debate by offering engaging and real challenges to those who both research and promote multi-disciplinary work."John Diamond, Edge Hill University, UK

"This book fills a gap in boundary-spanning collaboration in the public sector. It consolidates and integrates current theory and practice from leading scholarly thought and countless practitioner experiences. Then it translates lessons learned from action research into new insights on good practice. The book reaches out to academics, students, and practitioners alike who study and practice collaborative leadership."John Wilkins, York University, Canada