INTRODUCTION

Today’s twenty-first-century public leaders and managers are increasingly involved in cross-sector collaborations (CSCs)—a transformation of public governance as important as the one that began over a century ago. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the United States evolved from a nation of small governments, largely managed through patronage, to a large public sector, run by professional civil servants. This increase in professionalism led to the development of schools of public administration and public policy, the creation of the senior executive service at the federal level of government, and the development of a bureaucratic model of management and accountability that until recently has gone unchallenged. ...

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