Über den Autor
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.
Introduction - Jack W. Meek and Kurt Thurmaier
PART ONE: NEW REALITIES OF FISCAL FEDERALISM
The Rise of Social Welfare and Onward March of Coercive Federalism - John Kincaid
A Practitioner Responds-Social Welfare Spending Dominates - Raymond C. Scheppach
State-City and State-County Fiscal Relations: A Look at the Past and Present, and a Glimpse at the Future - J. Edwin Benton
A Practitioner Responds-Making Crisis an Opportunity - Raymond C. Scheppach
PART TWO: FROM INTERJURISDICTIONAL COOPERATION TO COLLABORATION
Administrative Strategies for a Networked World: Intergovernmental Relations in 2020 - Christopher Koliba
A Practitioner Responds-Information and Power in a Networked Administrative State - Keith Schildt
Reframing the Political and Legal Relationship between Local Governments and Regional Institutions - David Y. Miller and Raymond W. Cox III
A Practitioner Responds-Home Rule and Regional Governance-Shall the "Twain" Ever Meet? - Stephen G. Harding
PART THREE: THE CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW INTERGOVERNMENTAL MANAGER
Agency Forms and Reforms: Institutional Design for State-Centric Networks and Block Grant Administration - Brian K. Collins
A Practitioner Responds-The Promise of Reform and Local Agency Capacity - Terrell E. Ford
Disaster Response 2020: A Look into the Future - William Lester
A Practitioner Responds-The New Intergovernmental Role and the Necessity for Organizational Duality - R. Leon Churchill, Jr.
Performance Measurement and Accountability in the Intergovernmental System in 2020 - Beryl A. Radin
A Practitioner Responds-The Promise and Realities of Performance Measurement and Accountability - Elizabeth G. Hill
Managing Externalization: New Intergovernmental Roles for Public Managers - Robert Agranoff
A Practitioner Responds-Networks and Hierarchies Can Co-exist - R. Leon Churchill
PART FOUR: RESPONDING TO THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
International Intergovernmental Relations and Impacts on American Federalism - Beverly A. Cigler
The Challenges of Interdependence and Coordination in the Bilateral Agenda: Mexico and the United States - Mauricio Covarrubias
A Practitioner Responds-Hidden Tiger: The View from the State and Local Government Lair - Elizabeth K. Kellar
The Evolution of Sustainable Cities as a Metropolitan Policy Challenge - Eric S. Zeemering and Juan M. Romero
A Practitioner Responds-Sustainability: A View from the Trenches - Jill Boone
Conclusion: The Future of Intergovernmental Relations in Networked Governance - Jack W. Meek and Kurt Thurmaier
In this unique contributed volume that features chapters written by top scholars paired with practitioner responses, students can see just how much the landscape of intergovernmental relations has evolved in recent years, with diminishing vertical flows of resources, and increased horizontal flows in the form of cross-jurisdictional and interlocal collaboration.
Government at all levels must respond to increasing demands in both of these dimensions giving these contributors plenty to say about the future of intergovernmental management in such areas as:
· the changing role of managers,
· disaster response,
· social welfare spending,
· cross-boundary management,
· regional public-private partnerships, and
· sustainable cities.
Contributors include Robert Agranoff, J. Edwin Benton, Beverly A. Cigler, Brian K. Collins, Mauricio Covarrubias, Raymond W. Cox II, John Kincaid, Christopher Koliba, William Lester, David Y. Miller, Beryl A. Radin, Juan M. Romero, and Eric S. Zeemering.