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The article considers fiscal incentives of regional authorities in the system of federal intergovernmental relations. The aim is to determine how public indebtedness of Russian regions affects regional fiscal policy in the context of federal co-financing of regional obligations. The methods used are grouping, one-dimensional cluster analysis, corre...
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The article discusses the federal tools to expand the relative (to the regional level) financial capacity of local budgets in Russia’s budgetary system. Local fiscal decentralization is generally viewed as favorable to local and regional economic development. Reversing the trend of diminishing local powers at the regional level enables unique growt...
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Federalism, intergovernmental relations and decentralization with their administrative, fiscal and political dimensions can be theoretically approached. A central issue addressed by the literature is the authority distribution between the federative entities and their levels of autonomy on these three dimensions. The promisse inserted in the decent...
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Taking into cognizance that no nation is an island, especially as the trend of globalization continues to unfold serious challenges in the area of government and politics, where nation states with multi-ethnic and cultural diversity tend to be tinkering here and there in search of stable political arrangement that can accommodate their diversity. T...
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The paper examines the intergovernmental coordination of the Bolsa Família Program (PBF), given its goal to tackle poverty in a country with deep social and regional inequality. It seeks to qualify the debate on the centralization of cash transfer programs in Brazil through the analysis of intergovernmental relations adopted under the three main di...
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The Water Quality Act of 1987 ushered in a new era of clean water policy to the US. The Act stands today as the longest-lived example of national water quality policy. It included a then-revolutionary funding model for wastewater infrastructure - the Clean Water State Revolving Fund - which gave states much greater authority to allocate clean water...
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Building on the view that Intergovernmental relation (IGR) can be federalism’s offer for addressing urban governance challenges; this study assesses the IGR between first grade cities(FGC) and Oromia Regional National State, and thereby evaluates the implication of the relationship on the governance of these cities. The study shows that the regiona...
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The question “Why government?” is as central to political debate as it is to public affairs education. This article outlines an approach to teaching “Why government?” and a closely related question, “Which government?” in an introductory public administration course. I offer five components that instructors can use in whole or in part. These compon...
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Despite widespread perceptions of a decline in teaching about federalism and/or intergovernmental relations in U. S. public administration and public affairs programs, this study finds that more than half of all such programs offer courses on these subjects. Such courses are more prevalent in public administration than in political science; interes...
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Tensions between central authorities and subnational units over centralization and fiscal autonomy are on top of the political agenda in many developing federal countries. This book examines historical changes in the balance between the resources that presidents and governors control and the policy responsibilities they have to deliver. It focuses...
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Between 1960 and 1999, the Nigerian ‘federal ’ state had had twenty eight years of military leadership. Thus rather than being ruled as a federal state, the military ruled it as a unitary state with total disregardfor the fine tenets of federalism. However, the post 1999 military period provided a conducive climate for robust debates and discourses...
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Since 2001, state governments have adopted 287(g) cooperative immigration enforcement agreements with the federal government that authorize their law enforcement personnel to assist in detaining violators of civil federal immigration law. Employing a theoretical framework drawn from theories of policy adoption, intergovernmental relations, and immi...
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In 1960, Britain bequeathed to Nigeria an imperfect federation, consisting of three uneven regions. This lopsided arrangement, paved the way for the domination of the federation by the biggest region – the Northern region. This paper adopts the instrumentalist view of federalism. It interrogates the impact of ethnicity on allocation of federal fina...
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While relatively overlooked in health policy research and analysis, state high risk insurance pools play a notable role in contemporary health policy arrangements. Also know as State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, high-risk pools emerged in the late 1970s as states began to grapple with the challenges of the medically uninsured. Today, thirt...
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The intent of this paper is to describe and explain attitudes of U.S. rural county policymakers toward intergovernmental relations. This paper examines rural policy-maker attitudes towards regional, state and federal intergovernmental relations. Second, it measures the variation in attitudes which may occur among rural policy-makers towards intergo...
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Canadian federalism has experienced considerable pressure for change and innovation in recent years. There have been calls for more collaborative federalism and demands for public sector reforms consistent with the precepts of New Public Management. This article examines the hypothesis that these pressures might be expected to have resulted in some...
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Parliamentary government combines stability and dynamism. Its continuity is rooted in enduring principles such as citizen representation and accountability to the legislature. But parliamentary systems have evolved in response to changes in the societies they govern and in citizens' views about democratic practices. In Reforming Parliamentary Democ...