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Policy, Performance And Management In Governance And Intergovernmental Relations

Transatlantic Perspectives

Edoardo Ongaro , Andrew Massey , Marc Holzer , Ellen Wayenberg

Edited by Edoardo Ongaro, Research Professor of International Public Services Management, Northumbria University, UK, 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

2011 384 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 320 4

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‘The trend towards multi-level and intergovernmental governance arrangements has created a need for a new analytic language and for new frameworks of analysis. It has changed the nature of decision-making. This timely book combines perspective from public policy, public management and public finance and provides new insights into who governs the multi-level and intergovernmental polity and how it is governed, making it an essential addition to the literature.’
– Steven Van de Walle, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Contents
Contributors: E. Anessi-Pessina, G. Bouckaert, T. Bovaird, P.J. Camões, E. Cantù, C. Carbone, E. Charbonneau, L. Coleman, T. Conlan, F. Ebinger, G. Fattore, C. Ferrario, H.G. Frederickson, S. Grohs, J.L. Hall, J.S. Hall, J. Halligan, D. Hands, L. Hems, A. Henderson, M. Holzer, P.L. Hupe, D. Johnson, S. Kuhlmann, M. Laffin, J.W. Meek, E.A. Miller, L. Niklasson, P. Posner, R. Reiter, N.M. Riccucci, P.S. Roberts, M.L. Seguiti, T. Steen, T. Toonen, E. Wayenberg, C. Weissert, A. Zanardi

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‘The trend towards multi-level and intergovernmental governance arrangements has created a need for a new analytic language and for new frameworks of analysis. It has changed the nature of decision-making. This timely book combines perspective from public policy, public management and public finance and provides new insights into who governs the multi-level and intergovernmental polity and how it is governed, making it an essential addition to the literature.’
– Steven Van de Walle, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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.

Full table of contents

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 Frontières: 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. Camões

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 Cantù, Clara Carbone and Eugenio Anessi-Pessina

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