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Network theory : the bricks and mortar of integrated public service systems (IPSSs)

dc.contributor.authorJessa, Fakieren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorUys, Frederick M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherSchool of Public Leadershipen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T09:25:23Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T09:25:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.citationJessa, F. & Uys, F. M. 2017. Network theory : the bricks and mortar of integrated public service systems (IPSSs). Administratio Publica, 25(2):26-48.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-4833 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105394
dc.descriptionCITATION: Jessa, F. & Uys, F. M. 2017. Network theory : the bricks and mortar of integrated public service systems (IPSSs). Administratio Publica, 25(2):26-48.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://journal.assadpam.net
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the feasibility of employing network theory, complexity science and integration elements in building a case for the topology, operability and sustainability of an integrated public service system (IPSS). The emphasis of the article will be on presenting network elements as bases, i.e. bricks and mortar, for the formation of an IPSS. As all systems produce outputs and outcomes, the argument for the existence of an IPSS will be that the IPSS will produce outputs, outcomes, adaptation and sustainability values, referred to as public values (PV), i.e. benefits and values for social well-being, social progress and raised quality of life for all citizens. The article sets out to present insights into the nature and characteristics of networks with the view of recognising the knowledge bases for the formation of an IPSS. To this end, the value of networks, network integration and expansion, the incorporation of actor network theory (ANT) and complex adaptive systems (CASs) will be utilised as theoretical constructs for IPSS formation. Matters related to network typology, in an IPSS context, will be addressed. In argument for an IPSS, which is systemically juxtaposed to the employ of bureaucratic methods of management and governance, the article puts forward suggestions for the management and governance of an IPSS, in the context of maintaining the valuable and essential network environment. The place and importance of efficiency and effectiveness in networked governance will receive considerable attention.
dc.description.urihttps://journal.assadpam.net/index.php?journal=assadpam&page=issue&op=view&path%5B%5D=37en_ZA
dc.format.extent23 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAssociation of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management
dc.titleNetwork theory : the bricks and mortar of integrated public service systems (IPSSs)en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAssociation of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management


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