Interstate Cooperation, Second Edition: Compacts and Administrative Agreements

Interstate Cooperation, Second Edition: Compacts and Administrative Agreements

by Joseph F. Zimmerman

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Cooperative interstate relations are essential for maintaining the economic and political union established by the United States Constitution. Despite this importance, interstate compacts, federal-state compacts, and interstate administrative agreements have generally been neglected by political scientists for more than half a century. In this second edition of Interstate Cooperation, Joseph F. Zimmerman demonstrates that many public goals can be achieved by either a compact or an agreement. Interstate administrative agreements, moreover, may be verbal or written, and have increased sharply in number because their flexibility allows changes to be made quickly without legislative authorization. Zimmerman aims to stimulate additional research on these forms of interstate cooperation in order to help formulate additional innovative solutions to our major interstate problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438442365
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 355
File size: 706 KB

About the Author

Joseph F. Zimmerman is Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His many books include Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Relations; Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System; and Congress: Facilitator of State Action, all published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

1 Interstate Comity 1

2 Constitutional Interstate Governance 19

3 The Compacting Process 41

4 Compact Commissions 75

5 State-administered Compacts 149

6 Formal and Informal Administrative Agreements 171

7 Interstate Comity: An Assessment 217

Appendix A Interstate Compacts Granted Congressional Consent 237

Appendix B Federal-Interstate Compacts Granted Congressional Consent 249

Notes 251

Bibliography 293

Index 339

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Nelson Wikstrom

Interstate Cooperation will prove to be a classic on the subject matter. This is a truly magnificent work on a topic that has been severely neglected by scholars. (Nelson Wikstrom, coauthor of American Intergovernmental Relations: A Fragmented Federal Polity)

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