Federalist No. 44: What Is the Role of Intergovernmental Relations in Federalism?
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
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Public Administration Review
Special Issue: The Federalist Papers Revised for Twenty-First-Century Reality Edited by Paul C. Light of the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University Co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California
Volume 71, Issue Supplement s1, pages s68–s77, December 2011
How to Cite
Agranoff, R. (2011), Federalist No. 44: What Is the Role of Intergovernmental Relations in Federalism?. Public Administration Review, 71: s68–s77. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02464.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
Federalist No. 44 examines the connective mechanisms underlying a federal system of government. Traditionally called “intergovernmental relations,” these systems were intended to facilitate the pursuit of effective implementation of national policies. This essay suggests that the national government's officers should not be impressed by collaboration unless it produces better performance or lower costs. Collaboration is a means to an end, not an absolute requirement.