Crafting Public Institutions

Crafting Public Institutions : Leadership in Two Prison Systems

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Through case studies of two prison systems...the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons and he Dutch prison system...Arjen Boin identifies the challenges and opportunities that confront public managers who want to reorient correctional policy and make prisons more effective. Crafting Public Institutions contrasts the two prison systems to show how focused leadership...or its absence...can make a major difference in the character and performance of public organizations The ability of leaders to shape an organization's mission and motivate public servants in accordance with policy goals. Boin concludes, lies at the heart of making institutions work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 499g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588260097
  • 9781588260093

Table of contents

The Pros and Cons of Institution Building: Outlines of a Debate. * A Theory of Institution Building. * Two Prison Systems: The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Dutch Prison System. * The Federal Bureau of Prisons: Leadership and Integration. * The Dutch Prison System: Leadership and Fragmentation. * Leadership, Institutions, and Public Administration. * Designing for Performance.show more

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"[A] significant contribution to the literature on correctional management and public policy. It is must reading.".....Mark Fleisher "A well-written, crystal clear, and intelligent study of institutional design and leadership.".....Mark Bovensshow more