Applying 21st-Century Government to the Challenge of Homeland Security
This paper describes the emerging implementation strategies of government in the twenty-first century. The first section describes three models of government available to policy makers who believe that the bureaucratic model cannot solve the problems at hand: Reinvented Government, Government by Network and Government by Market. Reinvented Government is government shorn of many public sector trappings and geared towards performance. Government by Network is government that makes a conscious choice to implement policy by creating, through its power to contract and to fund, a network of non-governmental organizations. Government by Market involves the use of governmental power to create a market that fulfills a public purpose.
The second section applies these new models to the problem of homeland security in an attempt to show how the new models allow us to deal with a complex problem in a comprehensive and appropriate way. The recommendations set forth in this section are illustrative of how the 21st century government framework can be applied to a pressing national problem - homeland security.Collaboration: Networks and Partnerships