Complexity, Governance and Networks: Perspectives from Public Administration

Naim Kapucu

Abstract


Complex public policy problems require a productive collaboration among different actors from multiple sectors. Networks are widely applied as a public management tool and strategy. This warrantrs a deeper analysis of networks and network management in public administration. There is a strong interest in both in practice and theory of networks in public administration. This requires an analysis of complex networks within public governance settings. In this this essay I briefly discuss research streams on complex networks, network governance, and current research challenges in public administration.

Keywords


Complexity; networks; network governance; network analysis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7564/14-CGN3

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