American Intergovernmental Relations: Foundations, Perspectives, and Issues

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Laurence J. O'Toole
Congressional Quarterly, 2000 - Political Science - 418 pages
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Contains 33 readings addressing aspects of intergovernmental relations, including the historical roots of the American intergovernmental system; the political, fiscal, and administrative aspects of intergovernmental relations; and the future of the intergovernmental system. Selections include classi

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Contents

Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
33
What the Framers Meant by Federalism
44
The Federal System
55
Models of National State and Local Relationships
74
Federalism
89
A Note on Ideology
97
Political Aspects of Intergovernmental Relations
103
Lobbying for the Good Old Days
121
Intergovernmental
241
Federalism and Reductions in the Federal Budget
255
Review Questions
269
The Techniques of Intergovernmental Regulation
278
The Role of Federal Mandates in Intergovernmental
285
The Politics of Unfunded Mandates
296
The Other War over Mandates
309
Hooking Leviathanor Rediscovering Government?
320

The Gorilla That Swallows
143
Federal Coalitions for Federal Programs
152
The Impact of United States v Lopez
160
Ways of Achieving Federal Objectives
175
Review Questions
188
Highlights
196
Y7 The Economics of Intergovernmental Grants
208
Entrepreneurial Cities U S Federalism
217
Why Categorical Grants?
229
Review Questions
329
The Idea of the Nation
337
State Power Neednt Be Resurrected Because It Never Died
351
New Federalism and Intergovernmental Fiscal
361
Articulating a New Nationalism
373
Review Questions
399
Index
407
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