Analysing Network Governance of Public Assets
This paper provides a framework for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Australian public assets when owned by: (i) a government department, (ii) a State owned corporate body, (iii) private investor's, or (iv) a network of constituents. The framework evaluates the generic characteristics of the four different types of governance architectures by considering their: (i) accountability, (ii) quality of service, (iii) operating costs, (iv) funding (v) cost of finance, and (vi) political outcomes. Network governance introduces distributed: communications, intelligence, decision making, and control which can be used to augment and/or replace the centralised architecture of the other three alternatives. Network governance is identified as a condition precedent for developing self-governance and enriching democracy. Copyright (c) 2007 The Author; Journal compilation (c) 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
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