Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0815715412
ISBN-13: 9780815715412
Edition: 2008
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 6/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This volume, cosponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), defines an agenda for improving the performance of Americas intergovernmental system. The early chapters present the current state of practice in intergovernmental relations, including discussion of trends toward centralization, devolution, and other power-sharing arrangements. The fiscal underpinnings of the system are analyzed, along with the long-term implications of current trends in financing at all levels.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Intergovernmental Management and the Challenges Ahead
Framing the Intergovernmental Debate
Updating Theories of American Federalism
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Evolution of American Federalism
Intergovernmental Finance in the New Global Economy: An Integrated Approach
Testing the Intergovernmental System: Issues and Challenges
Developing a National Homeland Security System: An Urgent and Complex Task in Intergovernmental Relations
Accountability and Innovation: New Directions in Education Policy and Management
Welfare Reform: A Devolutionary Success?
Medicaid Waivers: License to Shape the Future of Fiscal Federalism
Regionalism and Global Climate Change Policy: Revisiting Multistate Collaboration as an Intergovernmental Management Tool
Issues of Governance in the Intergovernmental System
From Oversight to Insight: Federal Agencies as Learning Leaders in the Information Age
Performance Management and Intergovernmental Relations
Block Grants and Devolution: A Future Tool?
Mandates: The Politics of Coercive Federalism
Intergovernmental Lobbying: How Opportunistic Actors Create a Less Structured and Balanced Federal System
Conclusion: Managing Complex Problems in a Compound Republic
Contributors
Index

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