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作者 Martin, Kimberly D
書名 Collaboration and the policy development process: Intrastate efforts to improve public safety
國際標準書號 9781267167804
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說明 235 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 73-06, Section: A, page:
Adviser: David M. Hedge
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2011
Harold Seidman (1998) writes that by finding the correct formula for effective intergovernmental collaboration we can "reconcile the irreconcilable, harmonize competing interest, and overcome irrationalities in our government structures." I discuss a specific type of collaboration, that of local and state emergency management agencies and the interoperability plans which require them to collaborate
Interoperability has been the highest priority of state and local governments since September 11th (Reddick 2008; NGA 2009a). Interoperability includes wireless voice and data communication. An effective interoperability system would allow a "rapid and coordinated response" between local and state agencies during emergency incidents
There are several barriers to effective interoperable communication which have created the need for greater collaboration between state and local governments. Emergency management agencies have different procedures, missions, protocols, and many agencies operate on different radio frequencies. The most troublesome barrier is the inability of many state and local governments to overcome the historical and structural barriers that prevent them from collaborating
Given the same expectations from the federal government, why are some state and local governments able to form a collaborative bond while others are not? This research focuses on the policy development process as a crucial starting point for facilitating collaboration between states and local governments. Content analysis of statewide plans and interviews with local, state, and federal officials is utilized to develop case studies describing the collaborative efforts of eight U.S. states. Pattern matching and network analysis is also employed to determine which policy inputs result in greater levels of collaboration
In short, I argue that the propensity of states to create an environment where local governments willingly collaborate for the sake of interoperability depends on the political tools or inputs that the state is willing to invest and the influence of political systems on those inputs. When inputs and political systems combine, they will either produce successful or failed policy. Impediments to collaboration can be addressed by determining what characteristics prevent states and local governments from working together
School code: 0070
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 73-06A
主題 Political Science, Public Administration
Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Alt Author University of Florida
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