Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations: Transatlantic Perspectives

Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations: Transatlantic Perspectives

By: Marc Holzer (editor), Edoardo Ongaro (editor), Andrew Massey (editor), Ellen Wayenberg (editor)Hardback

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This innovative book presents a transatlantic comparison of governance and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) policy, performance and management. By examining both analytical and empirical differences and similarities between the European Union and the United States, this comprehensive book provides a better understanding of (inter) governmental systems, settings and actors operating in the post New Public Management Era. The expert contributors consider processes of policy formulation and implementation from an intergovernmental point of view, examine issues of performance and accountability that rise in IGR settings and zoom in on the importance and implications of IGR for welfare. Taken together, these insights provide an important next step into the world of transatlantic research and comparison. This timely book will appeal to academics and researchers involved in IGR and Multi-Level Governance from the US and Europe as well as post-graduate students in public administration and public policy.

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Edited by Edoardo Ongaro, Professor of Public Management, The Open University, Andrew Massey, Professor, University of Exeter, UK, Marc Holzer, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and Ellen Wayenberg, University College Ghent and Ghent University, Belgium


Contents: Preface PART I: POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSES IN IGR SETTINGS: ANALYTICAL MODELS AND PERSPECTIVES 1. Introduction. Policy Formulation Processes in IGR Settings: Analytical Models and Perspectives Martin Laffin and Carol Weissert 2. Pathways of Policy Making: The Political Dynamics of Intergovernmental Lawmaking and Reform in the United States Tim Conlan and Paul Posner 3. Who Will Govern US Megapolitans, and How? An Inter-governmental Analysis John Stuart Hall 4. Bureaucratie Sans Frontieres: Legitimacy, Authority, Accountability in Geo-governance Systems H. George Frederickson and Jack W. Meek 5. The Institutional Analysis of Central-local Relations Applied to the Case of the Netherlands and Germany Trui Steen and Theo Toonen 6. Fiscal Decentralization: A Brief on Theory and Evidence Pedro J. Camoes PART II: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION ACROSS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT: MODELS AND PERSPECTIVES OF ANALYSIS 7. Introduction. Policy Implementation Across Levels of Government: Models and Perspectives of Analysis Marc Holzer and Ellen Wayenberg 8. Dispersed Federalism: Regional Governance for Disaster Policy Patrick S. Roberts 9. Strategies to Join Up Resources Across Levels and Sectors of Government: A 12 Country Comparison Lars Niklasson 10. Revisiting Pressman and Wildavsky: Implementation and the Thickness of Hierarchy Peter L. Hupe 11. Institutional Decentralization Policies as Multi-level Governance Strategies - Evaluating the Impacts of Decentralization in Western Europe Falk Ebinger, Stephan Grohs, Renate Reiter and Sabine Kuhlmann 12. The State of the Practice of Performance Measurement in Intergovernmental Arrangements in the United States Marc Holzer, Etienne Charbonneau and Alexander Henderson PART III: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN IGR-MLG SETTINGS 13.Introduction. Performance Measurement and Accountability in IGR-MLG Settings Marc Holzer and Ellen Wayenberg 14. Distributing Benefits and Burdens: Assessing Performance of the US Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer System Jeremy L. Hall 15. Managing Performance Across Levels of Government: Lessons Learned or Reproducing Disconnects? Geert Bouckaert and John Halligan 16. Performance Assessment at the `Edge of Influence': A Case Study in Central Government Holding Local Authorities to Account for a `Thriving Third Sector' in the UK Tony Bovaird, Lys Coleman, Dawn Hands, Les Hems and Douglas Johnson 17. Fiscal Decentralization and Corruption in the European Union: The Italian Case of Community Frauds Maria Laura Seguiti PART IV: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND WELFARE 18. Introduction. Intergovernmental Relations and Welfare Giovanni Fattore and Norma M. Riccucci 19. Conditioning Subnational Responses to External Influences: The Role of Internal Moderators in Public Policy Adoption in the American States Edward Alan Miller 20. From Interpersonal to Interregional Redistribution: The Case of Social Policies in Italy Caterina Ferrario and Alberto Zanardi 21. Do Italian Regions Effectively Use DRG Funding to Steer Provider Behaviour? Elena Cantu, Clara Carbone and Eugenio Anessi-Pessina Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781848443204
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781848443204
  • ISBN10: 184844320X

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