Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States

Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States
Author: Edoardo Ongaro,Andrew Massey,Ellen Wayenberg,Marc Holzer
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 184980706X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States Book Excerpt:

This book provides solid academic evidence of a lively debate and dialogue between US and EU scholars about Multilevel Governance (MLG) and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR). Beyond the contingencies of the terms and the path dependency of their historical developments, there are elements of convergence and overlap. This publication is a good example of how academic transatlantic dialogues result in a stronger understanding of the premises of our concepts, and of the functioning of our systems.' - Geert Bouckaert, Public Management Institute and European Group for Public Administration, Leuven, Belgium This book represents a major attempt to draw together two fundamental streams of research; Intergovernmental Relations and Multi-Level governance. Combining US and European schools of thought, this timely volume outlines key areas of convergence and divergence.

Borders and Margins

Borders and Margins
Author: Guy Lachapelle,Pablo Oñate
Publsiher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-08-13
ISBN: 3847410164
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borders and Margins Book Excerpt:

The theory and concept of multi-level governance (MLG) is a fairly recent one, emerging from the deepening integration of the European Union in the early 1990s and the development of free trade agreements around the world. MLG enlarges the traditional approaches, namely those of neo-institutionalism and multinational federalism, by offering a better understanding of the role of the state, regions and provinces. The book analyses the changes that have taken place as well as those that might take place in the future.

The Federal Vision

The Federal Vision
Author: Kalypso Nicolaïdis,Robert Howse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0199245010
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Federal Vision Book Excerpt:

'Outstanding book... stimulating introduction... this is a volume that is rich in ideas and takes the debates over US and EU federal development in original and thought-provoking directions.' -Perspectives on European Politics and Society'The book is an important addition to the literature. It provides a comprehensive study of key issues facing the European Union, the major contemporary debates regarding its political system, and the parallels with similar debates in the United States.' -International JournalWhat is happening to the uneasy relationship between the States and the Union in the United States and the European Union? How to make subsidiarity and devolution work better on both sides of the Atlantic? And what are the new models of governance beyond the state that can sustain the challenge of legitimacy? This book brings together an impressive array of historians, political scientists, legal scholars and political economists to address these questions and articulate a Federal Vision for the 21st century.

Multi Level Governance

Multi Level Governance
Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN: 1784418730
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Level Governance Book Excerpt:

This volume argues that progress in both the study and the practice of Multi-Level Governance may derive from developing linkages with disciplines, perspectives and issues that have so far not been explored in connection to MLG.

Local Government in Europe

Local Government in Europe
Author: Carlo Panara,Michael R. Varney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1135021260
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Local Government in Europe Book Excerpt:

This work considers the role of local government in 13 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The book aims to provide an account of the system of local government in each of the countries studied along with a critical and contextual approach to the level of autonomy that local government enjoys. The approach is comparative, based on a questionnaire which all of the authors considered. There is then a detailed conclusion to the book which offers a detailed summary and comparative analysis of the responses in order to better consider the role of local authorities as the ‘fourth level’ of governance in the EU. The book aims to offer a detailed introduction to and account of each system of local government which may appeal to those seeking an overview of the area, but also a critical and contextual approach that will be of interest to those actively researching in the areas of local and regional government or EU-central-local government relations. The book contains details of reform in local government up to November 2012, including an analysis of the impact of austerity measures on local autonomy where these have become significant.

Handbook of Territorial Politics

Handbook of Territorial Politics
Author: Klaus Detterbeck,Eve Hepburn
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1784718777
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Territorial Politics Book Excerpt:

The study of territorial politics has enjoyed a renaissance in the last thirty years. Scholars have questioned the state-centric assumptions upon which mainstream social science has been built, pointing to the territorial (re)distribution of power across and within states. This Handbook brings together leading scholars to demonstrate how territory has shaped institutional structures, public policies, elections, political parties, and identity across the world. Offering theoretical, comparative and empirical insights, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of territory on modern political, economic and social life.

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management
Author: Robert Agranoff
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 1626164800
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management Book Excerpt:

Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens’ groups. This process of governance across levels of government, jurisdictions, and types of actors is called intergovernmental relations, and intergovernmental management (IGM) is the way work is administered in this increasingly complex system. Leading authority Robert Agranoff reintroduces intergovernmental management for twenty-first-century governance to a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. Agranoff examines IGM in the United States from four thematic perspectives: law and politics, jurisdictional interdependency, multisector partners, and networks and networking. Common wisdom holds that government has “hollowed out” despite this present era of contracting and networked governance, but he argues that effective intergovernmental management has never been more necessary or important. He concludes by offering six next steps for intergovernmental management.

Comparative Federalism

Comparative Federalism
Author: Thomas O. Hueglin,Alan Fenna
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN: 1442607246
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Federalism Book Excerpt:

Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry, Second Edition is a uniquely comprehensive, analytic, and genuinely comparative introduction to the principles and practices, as well as the institutional compromises, of federalism. Hueglin and Fenna draw from their diverse research on federal systems to focus on four main models—America, Canada, Germany, and the European Union—but also to range widely over other cases. At the heart of the book is careful analysis of the relationship between constitutional design and amendment, fiscal relations, institutional structures, intergovernmental relations, and judicial review. Such analysis serves the dual role of helping the reader understand federalism and providing a comparative framework from which to assess the record of federal systems. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated, taking into account new developments in federal systems and incorporating insights from the growing body of literature in the field. It includes two new chapters, "Fiscal Federalism" and "The Limits of Federalism."

The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration

The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration
Author: B Guy Peters,Jon Pierre
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 1473971136
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration Book Excerpt:

The original Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication, the first to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the discipline. The eagerly-awaited new edition of this seminal international handbook continues to provide a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, the second edition explores the current state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy. The second edition has been fully revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect emerging issues and changes within the public sector: - Identifying the Antecedents in Public Performance - Bureaucratic Politics - Strategy Structure and Policy Dynamics - Comparative Administrative Reform - Administrative Ethics - Accountability through Market and Social Instruments - Federalism and intergovernmental coordination. A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory. To this end it serves as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline. The SAGE Handbook of Public Administration remains indispensable to the teaching, study and practice of public administration for students, academics and professionals everywhere.

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box
Author: Keith G. Banting,Richard P. Chaykowski,Steven F. Lehrer
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 1553394305
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Outside the Box Book Excerpt:

Building on the work presented in Styran and Taylor’s This Great National Object, which told the story of the first three Welland canals built in the nineteenth century, This Colossal Project chronicles an impressive milestone in the history of Canadian technological achievement and nation building.

Policy analysis in Belgium

Policy analysis in Belgium
Author: Brans, Marleen,Aubin, David
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN: 1447347374
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy analysis in Belgium Book Excerpt:

This unique book presents the first systematic overview of policy analysis activities in Belgium. Contributors from both sides of the Dutch-French language border (from research institutes in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) use original empirical data, through surveys and interviews with key players both within and outside government, to provide a comprehensive study of policy analysis in a multi-level polity. By the very nature of the Belgian experience, the volume is comparative, drawing conclusions on divergence and convergence of policy analysis, making it an important resource for both national and international scholars.

The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System

The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System
Author: M. Bauer,J. Trondal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN: 1137339896
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System Book Excerpt:

Drawing on research from the administrative sciences and using organizational, institutional and decision-making theories, this volume examines the emerging bureaucratic framework of the EU and highlights that analyzing the patterns and dynamics of the EU's administrative capacities is essential to understand how it shapes European public policy.

Public Administration in Europe

Public Administration in Europe
Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN: 3319928562
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Administration in Europe Book Excerpt:

This book considers the ways in which public administration (PA) has been studied in Europe over the last forty years, and examines in particular the contribution of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, both to the growth of a truly pan-European PA, and to the future of PA in Europe. The book provides a lively reflection on the state of the art of PA both over the past forty years and over the next forty years. It reflects on the consolidation and institutionalisation of EGPA as the European community for the study of PA in Europe, and demonstrates the need for such a regional group for PA in Europe, as well as for regional groups for the study of PA in other parts of the world. The book also demonstrates the functional, cultural and institutional reasons that underpin the significance of a regional group for researching and studying PA at an ‘intermediate level of governance’ between the national and the global levels. The book provides rich insights about the state of the art of PA in Europe from the leading public administration scholars.

International Bureaucracy

International Bureaucracy
Author: Michael W. Bauer,Christoph Knill,Steffen Eckhard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN: 1349949779
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Bureaucracy Book Excerpt:

This book applies established analytical concepts such as influence, authority, administrative styles, autonomy, budgeting and multilevel administration to the study of international bureaucracies and their political environment. It reflects on the commonalities and differences between national and international administrations and carefully constructs the impact of international administrative tools on policy making. The book shows how the study of international bureaucracies can fertilize interdisciplinary discourse, in particular between International Relations, Comparative Government and Public Administration. The book makes a forceful argument for Public Administration to take on the challenge of internationalization.

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe
Author: Edoardo Ongaro,Sandra Van Thiel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1302
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 1137552697
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe Book Excerpt:

This Handbook offers a systematic review of state-of-the-art knowledge on public administration in Europe. Covering the theoretical, epistemological and practical aspects of the field, it focuses on how public administration operates and is studied in European countries. In sixty-three chapters, written by leading scholars, this Handbook considers the uniqueness of the European situation through an interdisciplinary and comparative lens, focusing on the administrative diversity which results from the multiplicity of countries, languages, schools of thought and streams of investigation across Europe. It addresses issues such as multi-level administration and governance, intensive cross country cooperation in administrative reform policy, and public accountability under different systems. It also considers the issue of welfare service delivery, at a time of major economic and societal challenges, as well as understudied emerging issues like Islamic Public Administration and the dynamics of public sector negotiations. With contributions from key experts in Public Administration and Public Management, this cutting edge Handbook offers a significant contribution to the field of comparative public administration, policy and management.

Canadian Federalism and Its Future

Canadian Federalism and Its Future
Author: Alain-G. Gagnon,Johanne Poirier
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-23
ISBN: 0228002524
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Federalism and Its Future Book Excerpt:

The time is ripe to revisit Canada's past and redress its historical wrongs. Yet in our urgency to imagine roads to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, it is important to keep in sight the many other forms of diversity that Canadian federalism has historically been designed to accommodate or could also reflect more effectively. Canadian Federalism and Its Future brings together international experts to assess four fundamental institutions: bicameralism, the judiciary as arbiter of the federal deal, the electoral system and party politics, and intergovernmental relations. The contributors use comparative and critical lenses to appraise the repercussions of these four dimensions of Canadian federalism on key actors, including member states, constitutive units, internal nations, Indigenous peoples, and linguistic minorities. Pursuing the work of The Constitutions That Shaped Us (2015) and The Quebec Conference of 1864 (2018), this third volume is a testimony to Canada's successes and failures in constitutional design. Reflecting on the cultural pluralism inherent in this country, Canadian Federalism and Its Future offers thought-provoking lessons for a world in search of concrete institutional solutions, within and beyond the traditional nation-state.

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Edoardo Ongaro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN: 1135008035
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations Book Excerpt:

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations sets out to connect the two traditionally disparate academic literatures of public management and strategic management. The authors argue that some models of strategic management are now of enhanced relevance for contemporary public services organizations, especially when considering successive New Public Management reforms. This observation has important consequences for the requisite work practices, skills and knowledge bases of current public managers, as they are increasingly being asked to act as strategic as well as operational managers. Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations takes a strongly comparative and international perspective in addressing the fundamental issue of strategic management within diverse public administrative traditions. The impact of strategic management on the performance of public agencies is examined and it is argued that the appropriate use of strategic management models depends on the politico-administrative and cultural contexts of the public services organization in question, concluding that there is no single best way to strategically lead public organisations. This is an advanced textbook aimed at the postgraduate level, particularly students on MPAs and MBAs with a public sector option or MScs in Public Policy and Public Management.

Democracy and Globalization

Democracy and Globalization
Author: Josep M Colomer,Ashley Beale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 1000053636
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Globalization Book Excerpt:

As democracy is disrupted by globalization, the solution is to globalize democracy. This book explores the causes of the current crisis of democracy and advocates new ways for more representative, effective, and accountable governance in an interdependent world. Part 1 analyzes the split of the middle class and the subsequent political polarization which underlies people’s dissatisfaction with the way democracy works in developed countries. It also addresses the role of political emotions, including disappointments about unmet expectations, anger incited from opposition candidates, fear induced from government, and hope wrapping up new proposals for reform and change. In Part 2, the authors argue that a more effective governance would require reallocations of power at local, national, continental and global levels with innovative combinations of direct democracy, representative government, and rule by experts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, comparative politics, international relations, political economy and democratic theory, as well as general readers interested in politics and current events.

Public Management Reform and Modernization

Public Management Reform and Modernization
Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1849802289
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Management Reform and Modernization Book Excerpt:

Ongaro has made a major contribution to understanding the political and adminstrative systems of Southern Europe. The work goes beyond that, however, by providing an excellent example of comparative analysis in general. This book should be read by all students of comparative administration. B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, US and City University of Hong Kong This is an important book for several reasons. Public sector reform debates and policies have been heavily perhaps too heavily influenced by Anglo-Saxon models, and literature on reforms in the Latin part of Europe has, until now, only been available in a fragmented way. However, this unique new book offers a coherent vision across Southern Europe. It refers to important parts of our history and how these still influence current times. It also shows that culture does make a difference, and that contingencies are important. European public sector reform is as diverse as the range of its administrative histories, and this book is therefore crucial in our understanding of the future in relation to the past. Geert Bouckaert, Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and European Group for Public Administration This systematic, thorough and insightful book offers one of the very rare comparative studies of public management reform in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain. A unique and most valuable study. Walter Kickert, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Scholars of public management reform have been at it for many years but there was always a gap little was really known about southern Europe, those countries that come from the Napoleonic tradition. Now, Professor Edoardo Ongaro of Bocconi University has filled that gap, and we will all profit from his diligent and insightful work. Jeffrey D. Straussman, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, US Theoretically eclectic and empirically rich, this is a much-needed volume on the dark side of the moon, that is, public management reform outside the Anglo-Saxon world. Edoardo Ongaro sheds light on Italy and four other Napoleonic systems by producing a far-reaching comparative analysis that also captures the effects of Europeanization and multi-level governance on public management reforms. Ambitious yet ultimately accessible, this book is a must-read for those who want to explain and understand the trajectories of reform in their historical context. Claudio Radaelli, University of Exeter, UK The reader will find in Professor Ongaro s book a clear and thorough discussion of the public sector reform process both in Italy and southern European countries based upon a systematic comparative framework. This is a very useful and original work that any student in comparative politics or public administration will highly appreciate. Luc Rouban, CNRS, Centre de Recherches Politiques de Science Po (CEVIPOF), Paris, France This scholarly volume makes an interesting and distinctive contribution to the global public management reform debate by offering an analysis of reform trajectories in an important but rather neglected group of Southern European countries. Ewan Ferlie, King's College London, UK Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. The investigation into the effects of such major transformations has, however, been unbalanced: important countries have received only limited attention. This timely book fills the gap by investigating the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that gave shape to the Napoleonic administrative tradition France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain. Edoardo Ongaro presents an in-depth investigation of the reform of public management in these countries, revisiting major topics of theoretical interest in the study of public administration. He addresses key issues regarding the influence of the past on the transformation of the public se

The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government

The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government
Author: Richard Kerley,Joyce Liddle,Pamela T. Dunning
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2018-09-13
ISBN: 1315306255
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government conducts a rigorous, innovative and distinctive analysis of local government within a comparative, international context. Examining the subject matter with unrivalled breadth and depth, this handbook shows how different cultures and countries develop different institutions, structures and processes over time, yet that all have some features in common – the most obvious of which is the recognition that some decisions are better made, some services better delivered, and some engagement with the state better organised if there is structured organisational expression of the importance of the local dimension of all these factors . Thematically organised, it includes contributions from international experts with reference to the wider context in terms of geographies, local government modes, recent developments and possible further lines of research. It has a wide academic appeal internationally and will steer a course between the two dimensions of mono-jurisdictional studies and ‘cataloguing’ forms of comparison. The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on local government.