International Challenges and Perspectives
Edited by Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink and Anthony E. Middlebrooks
The authors of this book define the issues facing public authorities and organizations in a range of developed nations as they address the challenges of the 21st century. They examine an array of ways leaders across these nations are addressing these challenges. The result is a comprehensive analysis of ways to improve leadership in the public sector and of the role of political and administrative leaders in shaping the future of the public sector. The overriding question addressed by this volume is how public leadership across the globe addresses new challenges (e.g., security, financial, demographic), new expectations of leaders (e.g., New Public Management, multi-sector service provision), and what leadership means in the new public sector.
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- Public Sector Leadership International Challenges and Perspectives
- Preface and acknowledgments
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Government Reform and Public Service Values in Democratic Societies
- Chapter 3: Explaining Radical Policy Change Against All Odds: The Role of Leadership, Institutions, Program Design and Policy Windows
- Chapter 4: Leading Central Banking in Europe
- Chapter 5: Dutch Civil Service Leadership: Torn Between Managerial and Policy-Oriented Leadership Roles
- Chapter 6: Are Elected Executives Needed to Achieve Accountability to Citizens? Performance Issues and Form of Government in Large US Cities
- Chapter 7: Political and Administrative Leadership in a Reinvented European Commission
- Chapter 8: Russian Bureaucracy as an Alternative Model of Leadership
- Chapter 9: A New Look at Leadership in Collaborative Networks: Process Catalysts
- Chapter 10: Executive Involvement and Formal Authority in Government Information-Sharing Networks: The West Nile Virus Outbreak
- Chapter 11: Business Improvement Districts and the Design of Third-Party Governance: Framing Business Leadership in Urban Subdistrict Regeneration
- Chapter 12: Leadership in the Unglued Organization
- Chapter 13: Beyond Cognition: Affective Leadership and Emotional Labor
- Chapter 14: Leadership Diversity in an Ageing Workforce
- Chapter 15: Ethical Leadership in Public-Private Partnerships: Learning from an Australian ‘Great Controversy’?
- Chapter 16: Leadership, Administrative Evil and the Ethics of Incompetence: The Failed Response to Hurricane Katrina
- Chapter 17: Is Public Sector Leadership Distinct? A Comparative Analysis of Core Competencies in the Senior Executive Service
- Chapter 18: Examination of Mental Health Leadership Competencies Across IIMHL Countries
- Chapter 19: Evaluation of Leadership Development and Training in the British Senior Civil Service: The Search for the Holy Grail?
- Chapter 20: Conclusion
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Preface and acknowledgments
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