Networked Governance The Future of Intergovernmental Management

ISBN-10: 1452203253
ISBN-13: 9781452203256
Edition: 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 4/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Jack W. Meek is professor of public administration and Chair of the MPA program at the University of La Verne, California. He previously served as department chair and Coordinating Dean, School of Public Affairs and Health Administration at the University of La Verne. In 2007 he was the CAPES Foreign Visiting Professor at the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil. His research on policy administration and development, complex systems and public administration education has been published in Public Administration Review, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration Education, Administrative Theory and Practice, and other journals. His co-edited book, Business Improvement Districts: Research, Theories, and Controversies, is forthcoming in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University in 1980.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
New Realities of Fiscal Federalism
The Rise of Social Welfare and Onward March of Coercive Federalism
The Fiscal Crisis and Social Welfare Spending
Enduring Coercive Federalism
Cooperative Intergovernmental Sinews of Coercive Federalism
Shades of Dual Federalism in State Activism
Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
Social Welfare Spending Dominates
The Great Recession and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Health-Care Reform
Conclusion
Notes
References
State-City and State-County Fiscal Relations: A Look at the Past and Present, and a Glimpse at the Future
Context for State-Local Relations
Municipal and County Government Revenue Sources
The State Mandate Issue
State-Local Relations in 2020
Conclusion
Notes
References
A Practitioner Responds
Making Crisis an Opportunity
The Great Recession
Health-Care Reform
The "New Normal"
The State and Local Response
References
From Interjurisdictional Cooperation to Collaboration
Administrative Strategies for a Networked World: Intergovernmental Relations in 2020
Intergovernmental Relations Networks
Administrative Strategies Needed in Intergovernmental Relations Networks
An Education Gap?
Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
Information and Power in a Networked Administrative State
Central Themes and Relevancy
Summary
References
Refraining the Political and Legal Relationship between Local Governments and Regional Institutions
Theories of Local Government
Metropolitan Government
The European Union as a Model
Lessons for Metropolitan and Regional Governance
The Role of the States
A New Era of Cooperation
Notes
References
A Practitioner Responds
Home Rule and Regional Governance-Shall the "Twain" Ever Meet?
Comments and Observations
Relevance to Regionalism
A Word about Economic Development
Conclusion
References
The Challenges for the New Intergovernmental Manager
Agency Forms and Reforms: Institutional Design for State-Centric Networks and Block Grant Administration
Boundary-Spanning Management in Block Grant Administration
A Case Study of State-Level Agency Reform: The Texas Capital Development Fund
Discussion and Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
The Promise of Reform and Local Agency Capacity
Key Themes and Arguments
Conclusion
Reference
Disaster Response 2020: A Look into the Future
Understanding the Background
Cooperation versus Collaboration
The National Response Framework and National Incident Management System: A Catalyst for Change?
Disaster Response in 2020
Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
The New Intergovernmental Role and the Necessity for Organizational Duality: References
Performance Measurement and Accountability in the Intergovernmental System in 2020
Early Expectations
Federal Performance Requirements
Government Performance and Results Act: The Original and Driving Force of the Federal Performance Effort
Program Assessment Rating Tool: The Bush Administration's Performance Effort
Accountability in Intergovernmental Programs
What about the Obama Approach?
Looking into the Crystal Ball
References
A Practitioner Responds
The Promise and Realities of Performance Measurement and Accountability
Radin's Central Arguments
Comments
References
Managing Externalization: New Intergovernmental Roles for Public Managers
Four Waves of Intergovernmental Relations
Seven Challenges of Management
Summary: Actors and Roles in Network Intergovernmental Management
Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
Networks and Hierarchies Can Coexist
Responding to the Global Context
International Intergovernmental Relations and Impacts on American Federalism
Internationalizing Federalism
Rationale for State and Local Government International Activism
Arguments against State and Local International Activities
Continuing Constitutional Ambiguity despite Supreme Court Decisions
Suggestions for a Research Agenda
References
The Challenges of Interdependence and Coordination in the Bilateral Agenda: Mexico and the United States
Interdependence, Complex Social Problems, and Federalism
Interdependence within and between Federations: Mexico and the United States
Addressing the Binational Issues: Arenas of Coordination
Sectoral and Intersectoral Coordination
Intergovernmental Coordination
The Border
Congressional Arena
Conclusion
References
A Practitioner Responds
Hidden Tiger: The View from the State and Local Government Lair
The Ups and Downs of Intergovernmental Institutions
Cross-Border Tensions and Legal Disputes
Intergovernmental Perspectives with International Implications
Could Performance Metrics Help Strengthen the Intergovernmental Partnership?
References
The Evolution of Sustainable Cities as a Metropolitan Policy Challenge
Sustainable Cities as a Metropolitan Challenge
The Intergovernmental Problem for Sustainable Development
Examining the Challenge in the San Francisco Bay Area
Intergovernmental Relations for Sustainable Communities
Notes
References
A Practitioner Responds
Sustainability: A View from the Trenches
Vertical Intergovernmental Relations Challenges-Coordination and Capacity
Horizontal Intergovernmental Relations-Shared Values, Correct Scale, and Collaborative Process
Future Research
References
Conclusion: The Future of Intergovernmental Relations in Networked Governance
Enduring Issues: Fiscal Tensions and Shared Sovereignty
Increasing Horizontal Complexity for Networked Governance
Intergovernmental Relations in a Global Context
Final Thoughts
References
Index

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