New federalism: intergovernmental reform from Nixon to Reagan

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Brookings Institution, 1988 - Political Science - 274 pages
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" We needed a good, solid book on the new federalisms--both Nixon's and Reagan's. Fortunately, Tim Conlan has obliged with a first-class historical and analytical treatment of the subject." -- Richard P. Nathan, Princeton University " With a wealth of documentary detail, a strong intuitive sense of political realities, and a clear, crisp style that avoids excessive academic caution in its judgments, Conlan limns a picture of two very different sets of policies, despite the common name of New Federalism. And, he shows, these policy differencies reflect fundamentally opposed attitudes, beliefs, and styles of the two presidents. Conlan has written an important and impressive book, one that all students and political observers, as well as federalism specialists, will find valuable and intriguing." -- Michael D. Reagan, University of California, Riverside

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Contents

Federalism Reform and the Modern State i
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Origins and Objectives of Nixons New Federalism
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The Fragmented Politics of Block Grants 36
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