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Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives (Hardback)

Sandford F. Borins

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ISBN 10: 1617354910 / ISBN 13: 9781617354915
Edité par Information Age Publishing, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. A volume in Research in Public Management Series Editor: Lawrence R. Jones, Naval Postgraduate School Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives advocates the importance of narrative for public servants, exemplifies it with a rigorously selected and analyzed set of narratives, and imparts narrative skills politicians and public servants need in their careers. Governing Fables turns to narratology, the interdisciplinary study of narrative, for a conceptual framework that is applied to a set of narratives engaging life within public organizations, focusing on works produced during the last twenty-five years in the US and UK. The genres discussed include British government narratives inspired by and reacting to Yes Minister, British appeasement narratives, American political narratives, the Cuban Missile Crisis narrative, jury decision-making narratives, and heroic teacher narratives. In each genre lessons are presented regarding both effective management and essential narrative skills.Governing Fables is intended for public management and political science scholars and practitioners interested in leadership and management, as well as readers drawn to the political subject matter and to the genre of political films, novels, and television series. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781617354915

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Titre : Governing Fables: Learning from Public ...

Éditeur : Information Age Publishing, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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A volume in Research in Public Management Series Editor: Lawrence R. Jones, Naval Postgraduate School Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives advocates the importance of narrative for public servants, exemplifies it with a rigorously selected and analyzed set of narratives, and imparts narrative skills politicians and public servants need in their careers. Governing Fables turns to narratology, the interdisciplinary study of narrative, for a conceptual framework that is applied to a set of narratives engaging life within public organizations, focusing on works produced during the last twenty-five years in the US and UK. The genres discussed include British government narratives inspired by and reacting to Yes Minister, British appeasement narratives, American political narratives, the Cuban Missile Crisis narrative, jury decision-making narratives, and heroic teacher narratives. In each genre lessons are presented regarding both effective management and essential narrative skills. Governing Fables is intended for public management and political science scholars and practitioners interested in leadership and management, as well as readers drawn to the political subject matter and to the genre of political films, novels, and television series.

About the Author:

Borins is a professor of public management and chair of the Division of Management and Economics at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

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