PS: Political Science & Politics
Decisions about the provision and delivery of public goods and services take place within the framework established by America's most distinctive political invention-federalism. Author after author reminds students and scholars alike that policy making can be understood only from an intergovernmental perspective. But to use a term such as ''intergovernmental policy making'' thrusts one into two distinctive analytic worlds which, at best, are loosely woven together.
Krane, Dale, "American Federalism, State Governments, and Public Policy: Weaving Together Loose Theoretical Threads" (1993). Public Administration Faculty Publications. 13.