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American Intergovernmental Relations, Foundations, Perspectives, and Issues 5ed

by Laurence J O'Toole and Robert K Christensen CQ Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9781452226293
Format:
Pbk 440 pages
Price:
AU$169.00 NZ$173.04
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With the addition of brand new co-editor, Robert Christensen, this trusted reader is back in a fresh and insightful fifth edition.

To the general structure that has made American Intergovernmental Relations so enduring, the editors have added a new section that incorporates the importance of law and courts to intergovernmental relations. This new section explicitly grounds the study of intergovernmental relations to foundational Constitutional text and the dynamic role of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitutional powers.

O’Toole and Christensen have also added new selections that cover society’s current and most pressing intergovernmental policy issues, including health care, immigration, and the evolving and controversial issue of medical marijuana.

As always, each essay is judiciously edited and substantial part introductions further contextualize each essay’s contribution to make American Intergovernmental Relations an accessible and invaluable text, as well as an engaging read.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

One-third of the volume’s readings are brand new.
The introductory essay, as well as all part introductions, have been thoroughly revised.
A new legal foundation section features expanded coverage of key legal cases that shape federalism.
New readings cover such policy areas as health care, immigration, and drug control policy, particularly state versus federal control of medical marijuana.

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

A substantial introduction and part openers provide needed background and context that help students see how selections are related.
Discussion and Review Questions test student understanding and spur independent thought.

Table of Contents
Preface
American Intergovernmental Relations: An Overview

PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS

The Federal System
Morton Grodzins
Models of National, State, and Local Relationships
Deil S. Wright
The Paradox of the Middle Tier
Martha Derthick
Intergovernmental Management: A View from the Bottom
Michael McGuire
Review Questions
PART II: LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

The Constitution of the United States (Excerpts)
Federalist No. 39
James Madison
What the Framers Meant by Federalism
Martin Diamond
Dead or Alive? The Federalism Revolution and Its Meaning for Public Administration
Robert K. Christensen and Charles Wise
Review Questions
PART III: POLITICAL ASPECTS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Governments as Interest Groups
Anne Marie Cammisa
Trends and Issues in Interstate Cooperation
Ann O'M. Bowman
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs: More Influential Than Ever
Ryan Holeywell
Ways of Achieving Federal Objectives
Martha Derthick
Beyond Preemption: Intergovernmental Partnerships to Enhance the New Economy
John DeWitt, Carl Stenberg, and Charles Wise
Review Questions
PART IV: FISCAL ASPECTS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

The Economics of Intergovernmental Grants
George F. Break
Federal Grants-in-Aid to State Governments: A Political Analysis
Phillip Monypenny
Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development
Alberta M. Sbragia
Why Categorical Grants?
U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Financing Local Government in a Changing World
David Brunori
Tense Commandments: Federal Prescriptions and City Problems
Pietro S. Nivola
Taxes or Grants: What Revenue Source for Sub-Central Governments?
Hansjörg Blöchliger and Oliver Petzold
Review Questions
PART V: ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

The Techniques of Intergovernmental Regulation
U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
The Politics of Unfunded Mandates
Paul L. Posner
Another Look at Bargaining and Negotiating in Intergovernmental Management
Robert Agranoff and Michael McGuire
American Public Administration and Impacts of International Governance
Laurence J. O'Toole Jr. and Kenneth I. Hanf
Review Questions
PART VI: EMERGING ISSUES AND CHALLENGES: THE FUTURE OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM

Homeland Security: The Federalism Challenge
Donald F. Kettl
Federalism by Waiver: MEDICAID and the Transformation of Long-term Care
Frank J. Thompson and Courtney Burke
Medical Marijuana: Implementing Gonzales v. Raich
Case and Selected Readings
Gonzales v. Raich
Memo from Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden
Memo from Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole
Policy Innovation or Vertical Integration? A View of Immigration Federalism from the States
Lina Newton
National Health Care: Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Supreme Court
Intergovernmental Relations and Federalism: Its Past, Present and Future, and Does Anyone Care?
Jonathan Walters, for the MacArthur Foundation
Review Questions
American Intergovernmental Relations: Concluding Thoughts
Index
About the Editors

“My impressions are positive. I particularly like the historical and theoretical readings in Part 1; they are classics. The section intros are one of the text’s strengths as they are informative and help to organize the reader’s conceptual focus, and the review questions generally have an analytical or conceptual point to them.” - Eric Waltenburg, Purdue University

“American Intergovernmental Relations features good coverage of all key topics. I find the part introductions well written and useful in setting up each section.” - Mark Morris, Miami University (Ohio)

“American Intergovernmental Relations is a good summary reader, covering good bases behind each topic. The finance section is especially helpful.” - Brendan Burke, Suffolk University

“The selection of readings is very good, and most of the readings themselves are interesting. The introductions provide useful information.” - Michael Faber, Indiana University
Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr., University of Georgia
Laurence J. O’Toole Jr. is the Robert T. and Margaret Hughes Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. He is also head of that department. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is the recipient of many teaching and research awards, and he is coeditor of Public Services Performance: Perspectives on Measurement and Management (forthcoming 2006), as well as coauthor of Bureaucracy in a Democratic State: A Governance Perspective (2006).




Robert K. Christensen, University of Georgia
Robert K. Christensen is a assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington and his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He has received several research recognitions, including a best dissertation award from the Academy of Management. He is currently a Lilly Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia.