Making the Most of Mess: Reliability and Policy in Today's Management Challenges

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780822353218: Making the Most of Mess: Reliability and Policy in Today's Management Challenges

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. Developing networks of professionals who respond to messes is particularly important. Roe describes how these networks enable the avoidance of bad or worse messes, take advantage of opportunities resulting from messes, and address societal and professional challenges. In addition to finance, he draws from a wide range of case material in other policy arenas. Roe demonstrates that knowing how to manage policy messes is the best approach to preventing crises.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Emery Roe is a practicing policy analyst and Associate at University of California Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management. He is the author of Narrative Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice, also published by Duke University Press.

Review:

"If only regulators would read this book, instead of talking to each other and the businesses they regulate, we might have a chance of avoiding another major financial meltdown."—John Kay, Financial Times columnist and author of Obliquity: Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

"In Making the Most of Mess, Emery Roe outlines an analytical scheme that helps us to make sense of today's messes and offers a true alternative to currently fashionable 'all or nothing' solutions. He is a highly creative, often provocative, truly original, and erudite thinker."—Arjen Boin, Professor of Crisis Management, Utrecht University

“Roe’s deep and disciplined discussion in this book is a ‘coherent frame of reasoning’ that dimensionalizes messes . . . It provides a coherent, inclusive language and vocabulary that enables people to sort conditions of mess into meaningful dimensions.” (Karl Weick Public Administration)

“Overall, Roe highlights the critical problem of managing complex, adaptive systems in real-time and underscores the importance of training policy and management professionals to function in these difficult operational contexts more effectively. The book makes a substantive contribution to the policy and management literature, especially in reference to complex adaptive systems.”  (Louise K. Comfort Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis)

“The great merit of Roe’s book is that one of the core questions in public administration and policy science – how to unravel decisions (thinking and speaking) and actions (practice, doings) in tackling messes created by policy and administration (rather than by external sources and forces) – gets clear-headed and persuasive answers.” (Robert Hoppe Critical Policy Studies 2015-12-09)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0822353210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Developing networks of professionals who respond to messes is particularly important. Roe describes how these networks enable the avoidance of bad or worse messes, take advantage of opportunities resulting from messes, and address societal and professional challenges. In addition to finance, he draws from a wide range of case material in other policy arenas. Roe demonstrates that knowing how to manage policy messes is the best approach to preventing crises. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780822353218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Roe, Emery
Published by Duke University Press Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books From California
(Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Never opened! No signs of wear. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001269816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Developing networks of professionals who respond to messes is particularly important. Roe describes how these networks enable the avoidance of bad or worse messes, take advantage of opportunities resulting from messes, and address societal and professional challenges. In addition to finance, he draws from a wide range of case material in other policy arenas. Roe demonstrates that knowing how to manage policy messes is the best approach to preventing crises. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780822353218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2595523

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780822353218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Roe Emery
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Book Condition: New. pp. 224 , 6 Figures. Bookseller Inventory # 57973449

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Roe, Emery
Published by Duke University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780822353218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Roe, Emery
Published by Duke University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. In Making the Most of Mess, Emery Roe emphasizes that policy messes cannot be avoided or cleaned up; they need to be managed. Num Pages: 224 pages, 6 figures. BIC Classification: JPQB; KJMB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 231 x 162 x 19. Weight in Grams: 332. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780822353218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Emery Roe
Published by Duke University Press Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0822353210 ISBN 13: 9780822353218
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0822353210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book