Journals Higher Education

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25 October 2009

272 Pages

6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199570607


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Intergovernmental Cooperation

Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond

Nicole Bolleyer

Intergovernmental Cooperation tackles the following questions: Why are the intergovernmental arrangements governments set up to deal with boundary-crossing problems so different? To what extent do these institutional differences affect the effectiveness of intergovernmental cooperation? To address this gap theoretically and empirically, this book adopts a deductive, rationalist approach to institution-building. It argues that internal politics, the type of executive-legislative relations within the interacting governments, explains the nature of institutions set up to channel intergovernmental processes: while power-sharing governments engage in institution-building, power-concentrating governments avoid it. It also shows that these institutional choices matter for the output of intergovernmental cooperation. The approach is applied to the United States, Canada, Switzerland, and finally the European Union.

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