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America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors testing the system's capacity and flexibility. Major policy challenges and responses are now overwhelmingly intergovernmental in nature, and as a result, the fortunes of all levels of ...
America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors testing the system's capacity and flexibility. Major policy challenges and responses are now overwhelmingly intergovernmental in nature, and as a result, the fortunes of all levels of government are more intertwined and interdependent than ever before.
This volume, cosponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), defines an agenda for improving the performance of America's 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. The authors identify the principal tools used to define intergovernmental management–grants, mandates, preemptions —in discussing emerging models and best practices in the design and management of those tools.
In tergovernmental Management for the 21st Century applies these crosscutting themes to critical policy areas where intergovernmental management and cooperation are essential, such as homeland security, education, welfare, health care, and the environment. It concludes with an authoritative assessment of the system's capacity to govern, oversee, and improve.
Contributors include Jocelyn Johnston (American University), Shelley Metzenbaum (University of Maryland), Richard Nathan (SUNY at Albany), Barry Rabe (University of Michigan), Beryl Radin (American University), Alice Rivlin (Brookings Institution), Ray Sheppach (National Governors Association), Frank Shafroth (George Mason University), Troy Smith (BYU–Hawaii), Carl Stenberg (University of North Carolina), Carol Weissert (Florida State University), Charles Wise (Indiana University), and Kenneth Wong (Brown University).
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