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Intergovernmental Cooperation: Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond

Nicole Bolleyer


Over the past decades, governments have increasingly been confronted with problems that transcend their boundaries. A multitude of policy fields are affected, including environment, trade and security. Responding to the challenges triggered by Europeanization and globalization, governments increasingly interact across different spheres of authority. Both theoretically and empirically, the puzzle of institutional choice reflected by the variety of arrangements in which intergovernmental cooperation takes place inside individual countries and across their borders remains surprisingly under-explo ... More

Keywords: intergovernmental cooperation, intergovernmental relations, federalism, multilevel systems, cross-jurisdictional problem-solving, institutional choice, executive-legislative relations, Canada, Switzerland, United States, European Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Bolleyer, author
Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter
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