Intergovernmental relations and the advocacy coalition framework: the operation of federalism in Denver water politics.

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Brian A. Ellison, Professor of Political Science (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The relationship between intergovernmental relations and the formulation and implementation of public policies is not well understood by scholars. Borrowing from the advocacy coalition framework, this study contends that public policies reflect the strategic choices of federal, state, and local actors operating within policy subsystems. The success of various governmental policy strategies is dependent on the autonomy of each actor and the level of policy fragmentation within the subsystem. These variables are defined, operationalized, and examined within the context of intergovernmental relations in Denver water politics.

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Brian A. Ellison, (1998) "Intergovernmental Relations and the Advocacy Coalition Framework: The Operation of Federalism in Denver Water Politics," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 28.4 (Fall 1998): 35-54. [ISSN: 0048-5950] Published by Oxford University Press.
Language: English
Date: 1998

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