Publisher: Brookings Institution Press/Ash Center; Original edition (May 4, 2012)
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In Ports in a typhoon a crew of Harvard Kennedy university students concentration diversified conceptual lenses on a unmarried high-stakes administration task—enhancing port safeguard around the usa. Their goals are : to appreciate how a public supervisor could confront that complicated project, and to discover the similarities, ameliorations, and complementarities in their substitute techniques to public management.The booklet takes as its pivot element the singular case of U.S. Coast shield Captain Suzanne Englebert and her management of efforts to safe America's ports after the September eleven assaults. The Coast safeguard had constantly been chargeable for securing America's ports and beach. yet now it used to be tasked with safeguarding those severe, advanced, and susceptible resources in the course of a time of battle, a task it basically couldn't deal with by myself. Ports in a typhoon considers the enormous problem of using quick swap in a fancy method regarding thousands of non-public enterprises and rankings of presidency organizations with their operations intricately intertwined. The ebook examines Englebert's activities from assorted conceptual vantage issues, occasionally critiquing questionable calls yet extra frequently celebrating her initiative, creativity, endurance, and skill.The authors use the Coast shield episode as a trying out flooring for the eclectic highbrow constructs they've been constructing to steer public managers. rather than beginning with conception and looking out for examples that healthy, they start with the concrete after which harness scholarship to the carrier of higher perform. And instead of mimic administration ideas from the enterprise global, they tailor their method of the very diverse demanding situations of coping with in a public region context. the quantity permits readers in either the scholarly and functional worlds to work out how the theories degree up.Contributors, together with the 2 quantity editors, are Robert D. Behn, John D. Donahue, Archon Fung, Stephen Goldsmith, Elaine Kamarck, Herman B. Leonard, Mark H. Moore, Malcolm okay. Sparrow, Pamela Varley, and Richard Zeckhauser.