Using the chapter readings, list and discuss three advantages to federalism.
Myriad of governmental units
Competition between units of government
Reduces government growth and promotes efficiency
Responsiveness is enhanced
Federalism is correlated with private economic growth
Federalism is likely to produce public and private innovation
Using the chapter readings, list and discuss three models of federalism.
Using the chapter readings, discuss three reasons for the emergence of cooperative federalism.
The dislocation of the individual from communities and growing urbanism
The large-scale industrialization and rapid population growth
The evolving role of national government as the guarantor of individual rights and liberties
Using the chapter readings, what are three advantages to network federalism?
Reduced cost—As governmental units continue to overlap, collaboration means that wasteful stand-alone efforts are limited.
Increased effectiveness—Network federalism means that individuals converge around a problem based on the nature of a problem at any given moment.
Increased unity of purpose—As governmental units begin to work together to create mutually beneficial successes, there is a greater sense of unity and decreased problems of jurisdictional squabbling and variations in communication.
Using the chapter readings, discuss three important characteristics associated with professionalism in administrative personnel.
According to the chapter readings, what are "pork barrel" projects?
Congresspeople steering resources "back home" to their own state.