In this unique contributed volume that features chapters written by top scholars paired with practitioner responses, students can see just how much the landscape of intergovernmental relations has evolved in recent years, with diminishing vertical flows of resources, and increased horizontal flows in the form of cross-jurisdictional and interlocal collaboration.

Government at all levels must respond to increasing demands in both of these dimensions giving these contributors plenty to say about the future of intergovernmental management in such areas as:

the changing role of managers,; disaster response,; social welfare spending,; cross-boundary management,; regional public-private partnerships, and; sustainable cities.

Contributors include Robert Agranoff, J. Edwin Benton, Beverly A. Cigler, Brian K. Collins, Mauricio Covarrubias, Raymond W. Cox II, John Kincaid, Christopher Koliba, William Lester, David Y. Miller, Beryl A. Radin, Juan M. Romero, and Eric S. Zeemering.

Chapter 4: Reframing the Political and Legal Relationship Between Local Governments and Regional Institutions

Reframing the Political and Legal Relationship Between Local Governments and Regional Institutions

Reframing the political and legal relationship between local governments and regional institutions
David Y.MillerUniversity of Pittsburgh
Raymond W.Cox IIIUniversity of Akron

Every student of American public administration is familiar with the 1868 dicta of Justice John Dillon that local governments are “mere tenants at will of their ...

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