What is the role played by grants in the intergovernmental process?
Critical Thinking Assignment:
- What is the role played by grants in the intergovernmental process? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of grants?
- How has financing of local government services changed?
- What is the current state of redistribution of federal funds in an intergovernmental sense?
Cite specific articles and writers in support of your contentions that illustrate interactions between different governmental actors concerning intergovernmental finances.
Ch.4. Raymond C. Scheppach and Frank Shafroth, “Intergovernmental Finance in the New Global Economy: An Integrated Approach,” pp. 42-76.
Ch. 8. Carol S. and William G. Weissert, “Medicaid Waivers: License to Shape the Future of Fiscal Federalism,” pp. 157-175.
Ch.12. Carl Stenberg, “Block Grants and Devolution: A Future Tool?” pp. 263-285.