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American Intergovernmental Relations: Foundations, Perspectives, and Issues

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Author: O′Toole, Laurence J.

Brand: CQ Press

Edition: Fifth

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 440

Release Date: 15-11-2012

Details: Product Description With the addition of brand new co-editor, Robert Christensen, this trusted reader is back in a fresh and insightful fifth edition. To the general structure that has made American Intergovernmental Relations so enduring, the editors have added a new section that incorporates the importance of law and courts to intergovernmental relations. This new section explicitly grounds the study of intergovernmental relations to foundational Constitutional text and the dynamic role of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitutional powers. Laurence J. O′Toole and Robert K. Christensen have also added new selections that cover society′s current and most pressing intergovernmental policy issues, including health care, immigration, and the evolving and controversial issue of medical marijuana. As always, each essay is judiciously edited and substantial part introductions further contextualize each essay′s contribution to make American Intergovernmental Relations an accessible and invaluable text, as well as an engaging read. Review “My impressions are positive. I particularly like the historical and theoretical readings in Part 1; they are classics. The section intros are one of the text’s strengths as they are informative and help to organize the reader’s conceptual focus, and the review questions generally have an analytical or conceptual point to them.” -- Eric Waltenburg “ American Intergovernmental Relations features good coverage of all key topics. I find the part introductions well written and useful in setting up each section.” -- Mark Morris “ American Intergovernmental Relations is a good summary reader, covering good bases behind each topic. The finance section is especially helpful.” -- Brendan Burke “The selection of readings is very good, and most of the readings themselves are interesting. The introductions provide useful information.” -- Michael Faber About the Author Laurence J. O’Toole Jr. is the Robert T. and Margaret Hughes Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration as well as Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is the recipient of many teaching and research awards, and he is, most recently, coauthor of Public Management: Organizations, Governance, and Performance (2011). Robert K. Christensen is a assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington and his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. He has received several research recognitions, including a best dissertation award from the Academy of Management. He is currently a Lilly Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia.

Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English