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Discovering American regionalism : an introduction to regional intergovernmental organizations, David Miller and Jen Nelles ; with George Dougherty and Jay Rickabaugh, (electronic resource)

Label
Discovering American regionalism : an introduction to regional intergovernmental organizations
Title
Discovering American regionalism
Title remainder
an introduction to regional intergovernmental organizations
Statement of responsibility
David Miller and Jen Nelles ; with George Dougherty and Jay Rickabaugh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Regions are difficult to govern – coordinating policies across local jurisdictional boundaries in the absence of a formal regional government gives rise to enormous challenges. Yet some degree of coordination is almost always essential for local governments to effectively fulfill their responsibilities to their citizens. State and local governments have, over time, awkwardly, and with much experimenting, developed common approaches to regional governance. In this revolutionary new book, authors David Miller and Jen Nellesoffer a new way to conceptualize those common approaches: Regional Intergovernmental Organizations (RIGOs) that bring together local governments to coordinate policies across jurisdictional boundaries.RIGOs are not governments themselves, but as Miller and Nelles demonstrate, they do have a measure of political authority that allows them to quietly and sometimes almost invisibly work to further regional interests and mitigate cross-boundary irritations.Providing a new conceptual framework for understanding how regional decision-making has emerged in the U.S., this book will provoke a new and rich era of discussion about American regionalism in theory and practice. Discovering American Regionalism will be a future classic in the study of intergovernmental relations, regionalism, and cross-boundary collaboration
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, David Young,
Dewey number
320.80973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nelles, Jen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local government
  • State governments
  • Intergovernmental cooperation
  • State-local relations
  • Interstate relations
  • Interstate agencies
  • Regional planning
Label
Discovering American regionalism : an introduction to regional intergovernmental organizations, David Miller and Jen Nelles ; with George Dougherty and Jay Rickabaugh, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Discovering American regionalism- Front Cover; Discovering American regionalism; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Tables; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; Chapter 1: Regionalism Then and Now; Introduction; The Regional Problem; The 1962 ACIR Recommendations: "Solving" Regions; The ACIR Report in Retrospect and the Quiet Growth of Voluntary Metropolitan Councils; RIGOs: Toward a More Complete Understanding of American Regions and Regionalism; Structure of the Book; Bibliography
  • Chapter 2: Local Government and the Evolution of American RegionalismIntroduction; Local Government and the American Experiment; Consolidating Local Authority in the Progressive Era; The Regional Consequences of Changing American Life: 1870-1970; The Four Routes to Today's RIGOs; Consolidation of Routes into RIGOs; Bibliography; Chapter 3: State Approaches to Regional Cross-Boundary Relations; Introduction; Arranging Regional Space: Coordinated and Clustered Strategies; Conceptualizing Cross-Boundary Organizations; Drawing the Borders for Cross-Boundary Organizations
  • Constituting Cross-Boundary OrganizationsThe Complicated Regional Ecosystem of Clustered States; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 4: What's a RIGO?; Introduction; The Five Properties of RIGOs; The RIGOs of America; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Rethinking Regions through the Lens of RIGOs; Introduction; A Typology of Regions; Non-Metro/Rural Regions; Integrated Urban Regions; Detached Regions; Transportation-Centric Regions; The Unique Regions and the Unattached; Single-County and Multi-State Regions; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 6: RIGO Relationships: IGOs and MPOs; Introduction
  • RIGOs and IGOsRIGO/IGOs in Summary; RIGOs and MPOs: Exploring Complexity in Integrated Urban Regions; A Typology of RIGO-MPO Relationships in Integrated Urban Regions; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 7: RIGOs and MSAs: Spatial Dissimilarity; Introduction; MSAs and RIGOs: Alternative and Complementary Definitions of a Region; Conceptualizing Dissimilarity; It's Complicated: Spatial Dissimilarity in Practice; Spatial Dissimilarity Types by State and Some Hypotheses; Quantifying Spatial Dissimilarity; Summary; Bibliography
  • Chapter 8: Measuring the Jurisdictional Environment of Regions: The Regional Power Diffusion Index (RPDI)Introduction; Early Efforts at Measuring Jurisdictional Environment; The MPDI; Moving from MSA to RIGO Boundaries; The RPDI; Regional Power Diffusion in the United States; Comparing the RPDI and the MPDI; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 9: Distributing Decision-Making between Local Governments on RIGO Boards; Introduction; Background on the Random Survey of RIGO Governance Rules; Primary Patterns of County/Municipal Membership Structures; Who Is a Member? Who Is a Representative?
Control code
on1046072796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351242646
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351242653
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046072796
Label
Discovering American regionalism : an introduction to regional intergovernmental organizations, David Miller and Jen Nelles ; with George Dougherty and Jay Rickabaugh, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Discovering American regionalism- Front Cover; Discovering American regionalism; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Tables; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; Chapter 1: Regionalism Then and Now; Introduction; The Regional Problem; The 1962 ACIR Recommendations: "Solving" Regions; The ACIR Report in Retrospect and the Quiet Growth of Voluntary Metropolitan Councils; RIGOs: Toward a More Complete Understanding of American Regions and Regionalism; Structure of the Book; Bibliography
  • Chapter 2: Local Government and the Evolution of American RegionalismIntroduction; Local Government and the American Experiment; Consolidating Local Authority in the Progressive Era; The Regional Consequences of Changing American Life: 1870-1970; The Four Routes to Today's RIGOs; Consolidation of Routes into RIGOs; Bibliography; Chapter 3: State Approaches to Regional Cross-Boundary Relations; Introduction; Arranging Regional Space: Coordinated and Clustered Strategies; Conceptualizing Cross-Boundary Organizations; Drawing the Borders for Cross-Boundary Organizations
  • Constituting Cross-Boundary OrganizationsThe Complicated Regional Ecosystem of Clustered States; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 4: What's a RIGO?; Introduction; The Five Properties of RIGOs; The RIGOs of America; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Rethinking Regions through the Lens of RIGOs; Introduction; A Typology of Regions; Non-Metro/Rural Regions; Integrated Urban Regions; Detached Regions; Transportation-Centric Regions; The Unique Regions and the Unattached; Single-County and Multi-State Regions; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 6: RIGO Relationships: IGOs and MPOs; Introduction
  • RIGOs and IGOsRIGO/IGOs in Summary; RIGOs and MPOs: Exploring Complexity in Integrated Urban Regions; A Typology of RIGO-MPO Relationships in Integrated Urban Regions; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 7: RIGOs and MSAs: Spatial Dissimilarity; Introduction; MSAs and RIGOs: Alternative and Complementary Definitions of a Region; Conceptualizing Dissimilarity; It's Complicated: Spatial Dissimilarity in Practice; Spatial Dissimilarity Types by State and Some Hypotheses; Quantifying Spatial Dissimilarity; Summary; Bibliography
  • Chapter 8: Measuring the Jurisdictional Environment of Regions: The Regional Power Diffusion Index (RPDI)Introduction; Early Efforts at Measuring Jurisdictional Environment; The MPDI; Moving from MSA to RIGO Boundaries; The RPDI; Regional Power Diffusion in the United States; Comparing the RPDI and the MPDI; Summary; Bibliography; Chapter 9: Distributing Decision-Making between Local Governments on RIGO Boards; Introduction; Background on the Random Survey of RIGO Governance Rules; Primary Patterns of County/Municipal Membership Structures; Who Is a Member? Who Is a Representative?
Control code
on1046072796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351242646
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781351242653
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046072796

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