Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Century / Edition 1

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"Defines an agenda for improving the performance of America's intergovernmental system. Looks at the current state of intergovernmental relations, analyzes the system's fiscal underpinnings, and identifies principal tools to define intergovernmental management. Applies these themes to critical policy areas such as homeland security, education, welfare, health care, and the environment"--Provided by publisher.
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" Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Century is an exceptionally good book, the best available on federalism, and a must read for those seriously interested in public administration." — PA Times (American Society for Public Administration)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815715412
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press and the National Academy of Public Administration
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy J. Conlan is university professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the author of From New Federalism to Devolution: Twenty-Five Years of Intergovernmental Reform (Brookings, 1998). His 1988 Brookings book New Federalism was selected by the American Political Science Association as its Best Book on federalism and intergovernmental relations. Paul L. Posner is a professor and director of the MPA program at George Mason University. He previously served as director of federal budget and intergovernmental relations issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Posner is the author of The Politics of Unfunded Mandates: Whither Federalism? (Georgetown, 1998). Alice M. Rivlin is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. She has been director of both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, and has served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Among her previous books is Beyond the Dot.coms: The Economic Promise of the Internet (Brookings, 2001), written with Robert Litan.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Alice M. Rivlin Rivlin, Alice M.

1 Introduction: Intergovernmental Management and the Challenges Ahead Timothy J. Conlan Conlan, Timothy J. Paul L. Posner Posner, Paul L. 1

Pt. I Framing the Intergovernmental Debate

2 Updating Theories of American Federalism Richard P. Nathan Nathan, Richard P. 13

3 Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Evolution of American Federalism Timothy J. Conlan Conlan, Timothy J. 26

4 Intergovernmental Finance in the New Global Economy: An Integrated Approach Raymond C. Scheppach Scheppach, Raymond C. Frank Shafroth Shafroth, Frank 42

Pt. II Testing the Intergovernmental System: Issues and Challenges

5 Developing a National Homeland Security System: An Urgent and Complex Task in Intergovernmental Relations Charles R. Wise Wise, Charles R. Rania Nader Nader, Rania 77

6 Accountability and Innovation: New Directions in Education Policy and Management Kenneth K. Wong Wong, Kenneth K. 102

7 Welfare Reform: A Devolutionary Success? Jocelyn M. Johnston Johnston, Jocelyn M. 124

8 Medicaid waivers: License to Shape the Future of Fiscal Federalism Carol S. Weissert Weissert, Carol S. William G. Weissert Weissert, William G. 157

9 Regionalism and Global Climate Change Policy: Revisiting Multistate Collaboration as an Intergovernmental Management Tool Barry G. Rabe Rabe, Barry G. 176

Pt. III Issues of Governance in the Intergovernmental System

10 From Oversight to Insight: Federal Agencies as Learning Leaders in the Information Age Shelley H. Metzenbaum Metzenbaum, Shelley H. 209

11 Performance Management and Intergovernmental Relations Beryl A. Radin Radin, Beryl A. 243

12 Block Grants andDevolution: A Future Tool? Carl W. Stenberg Stenberg, Carl W. 263

13 Mandates: The Politics of Coercive Federalism Paul L. Posner Posner, Paul L. 286

14 Intergovernmental Lobbying: How Opportunistic Actors Create a Less Structured and Balanced Federal System Troy E. Smith Smith, Troy E. 310

15 Conclusion: Managing Complex Problems in a Compound Republic Paul L. Posner Posner, Paul L. Timothy J. Conlan Conlan, Timothy J. 338

Contributors 353

Index 35

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