Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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Foreword

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pp. v-vi

With the publication of this study there is only one monograph still to come in the series of ten originally projected. There have been interruptions and delays in the completion of the project, but there was never any thought of not finishing the task. The delays have resulted in some changes in the authorship, organization, contents, and titles of three of the last four monographs. ...

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

The series of which this is the ninth publication resulted from a research project initiated in 1946 by Professor William Anderson and conducted at the University of Minnesota under him as director and myself as assistant director. Each of the first seven monographs stands as the independent contribution of its own author, ...

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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1. The Officials and Their Units of Government

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pp. 1-21

Intergovernmental relations have become exceedingly important in the daily conduct of government everywhere in the United States, owing in part to the complexities of the "three-level" national-state-local division of governmental functions and responsibilities; ...

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2. The Increase or Decrease and Allocation of Activities

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pp. 22-48

The allocation of activities of government has long been one of the central issues of politics in the United States. All or nearly all major controversies over federalism or intergovernmental relations have involved in greater or less degree disagreement as to what governmental activities ought to be performed, by what units of government, and under what conditions.1 ...

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3. Frequency of Contacts and Degrees of Cooperation

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pp. 49-76

A cooperative system of relationships is frequently thought of as the prime objective in intergovernmental relations. There is little doubt that it is a much-prized end goal, but that it is the sole or necessarily the most important objective is open to serious question. ...

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4. Governmental Powers and Vertical Intergovernmental Relations

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pp. 77-103

In carrying out the various functions assigned to them by statutes, the officials of national, state, and local governments are not entirely free to work out their relations with the officials of other units and levels of government. They may desire more cooperative, advisory, supervisory, and other types of relations with the officials of other governmental units, ...

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5. Governmental Powers and Horizontal Intergovernmental Relations

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pp. 104-117

There are substantial differences between national-state or state-local relations and interlocal or interstate relations, for the general lines of authority between superior and inferior units of government do not prevail in relations between presumed equals. There are relatively few powers that one state has over another or that one locality has over another. ...

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6. Conclusions and Anticipations

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pp. 118-126

In this chapter I not only summarize and to some extent restate some of the findings of this survey, but also set forth some tentative implications of the data as to what would be likely to happen, in the light of the findings, if certain things were done. Several courses of action are suggested for those who are interested in achieving certain results ...

Appendix 1. The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Questionnaire

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pp. 127-137

Appendix 2. The Participation-Awareness-Responsibility (PAR) Categories

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pp. 138-142

Appendix 3. The Methods of Research

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pp. 143-158

Index

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pp. 159-162