A BEHAVIORAL APPROCH TO THE STUDY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

THE STUDY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRES A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO PHENOMENA INVOLVING INTERACTION OF MANY LARGE-SCALE ORGANIZATIONS. THE CONCEPT OF AN INDUSTRY, BORROWED FROM ECONOMICS, IS USED TO CHARACTERIZE A SET OF INTERRELATED PUBLIC ENTERPRISES WHICH MAKES USE OF A COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AND METHODS IN THE PRODUCTION OF SIMILAR GOODS OR SERVICES. THE DISPARITY OF INTRESTS WITHIN AN INDUSTRY IS RELATED TO DIVERSITY IN THE ORGANIZATION OF SEPARATE ENTERPRISES IN A PUBLIC INDUSTRY. THE PROBLEM OF REGULATING THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG NUMEROUS PUBLIC AGENCIES FUNCTIONING IN A PUBLIC INDUSTRY IS THEN CONSIDERED. STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE, CONDUCT, AND PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT PUBLIC INDUSTRIES WHICH FORM A PART OF THE AMERICA PUBLIC ENTERPRISE SYSTEM OFFERS AN APPROCH TO THE SYSTEMIC STUDY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS.

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    • Vol 359, pp 137-146
  • Authors:
    • Ostrom, V
    • Ostrom, E
  • Publication Date: 1965-5

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  • Accession Number: 00239103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1994 12:00AM