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In Making the Most of Mess, Emery Roe emphasizes that policy messes cannot be avoided or cleaned up; they need to be managed. He shows how policymakers and other professionals can learn these necessary skills from control operators who manage large critical infrastructures such as water supplies, telecommunications systems, and electricity grids. The ways in which they prevent major accidents and failures offer models for policymakers and other professionals to manage the messes they face. Throughout, Roe focuses on the global financial mess of 2008 and its ongoing aftermath, showing how mismanagement has allowed it to morph into other national and international messes. More effective management is still possible for this and many other policy messes but that requires better recognition of patterns and formulation of scenarios, as well as the ability to translate pattern and scenario into reliability.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. One. Introducing Policy Messes, Management, and Their Managers
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Two. When Reliability Is Mess Management
  2. pp. 16-31
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  1. Three. The Wider Framework for Managing Mess Reliably: Hubs, Skills, and the Domain of Competence
  2. pp. 32-55
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  1. Four. Bad Mess Management
  2. pp. 56-77
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  1. Five. Good Mess Management
  2. pp. 78-105
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  1. Six. Societal Challenges
  2. pp. 106-127
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  1. Seven. Professional Challenges
  2. pp. 128-143
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  1. Eight. How We Know That the Policy Mess Is Managed Better
  2. pp. 144-154
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 155-174
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 175-200
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-206
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822395690
Related ISBN
9780822353072
MARC Record
OCLC
1103700262
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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