Public Policy Links

Here is a working list of useful “public policy” posts (for students of public policy): Block-Republicans, Categorical-Democrats? 4 Perspectives on Interlocal Relations E.E. Schattschneider’s “scope of conflict” What is Federalism? Funding from Foundations: How. Corruption: A Definition Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches within Implementation Solutions for Declining Municipal Revenue Municipal Government’s Economic Development Webpage What is “Business Incubation” What is “Economic Gardening” Advertisements

4 Perspectives on Interlocal Relations

The four perspectives on interlocal relations outlined by Nice and Frederickson are: (1) the classical administrative perspective, (2) the public choice perspective, (3) the class conflict perspective, and (4) the intergovernmental perspective.  The first “contends that the United States has too many local governments” (Nice and Frederickson, 202). The issues with this view are that…

What is Federalism?

Federalism is a way to structure a government so that power is divided between the national government and sub-ordinate (state) governments. Two power-centered models of federalism are nation-centered and state-centered.  Nation-centered federalism has been called permissive federalism, whereas, “there is a sharing of power and authority between the national and state governments, but the state’s…

Romney’s Spot on 47%ers–American Freedom

THE INTERLUDE: I recently attended the Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Briefly, our study (with Anthony Daniels) employs a game theory framework to compare candidate responses to negative media frames.  Using data from the Jeremiah Wright, Swift Boat, and National Guard media frames, this study finds that agency matters. So I went to ANES and got their…