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The New Institutions of Federalism

The Politics of Intergovernmental Relations 1960-1985


Prof. William K. Hall

The intergovernmental relations system in the United States underwent many important changes during the period 1960-1985. In addition to an historical review of federalism in America, this treatment focuses on the quarter-century in which «co-optive» federalism was succeeded by Reagan's «New Federalism.» There is special emphasis on the numerous interstate organizations which were born or came to maturity during this period. Special attention is paid to the changed role of state governors and to the rise of governors' organizations during this period.
Contents: An historical overview of federalism, the new interstate institutions of federalism, the changing role of state governors and governors' organizations, and the effects of changes in the system of federalism over the past quarter-century are all dealt with in this volume.