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Rural Development Councils: An Intergovernmental Coordination Experiment

Beryl A. Radin
Publius
Vol. 22, No. 3, The State of American Federalism, 1991-1992 (Summer, 1992), pp. 111-127
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3330255
Page Count: 17
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Rural Development Councils: An Intergovernmental Coordination Experiment
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Abstract

Eight pilot state Rural Development Councils were established by the federal government in 1990 to coordinate rural development efforts among federal departments and agencies and to establish collaborative relationships with states, local governments, and the private sector. After one year of operation, these councils provided a mechanism for the participating states to define the rural issues relevant to their unique settings and to work toward the accomplishment of their goals. In addition, the process allowed federal officials in Washington and in the states to utilize the discretion available in the system to maximize collaboration and cooperation. Additional states will be involved in the effort in 1992. Three types of agendas or expectations surrounded the initiative: substantive, political, and process approaches. Although it is too early to determine the extent to which the councils have "delivered" on these expectations, the experiment provides preliminary evidence of the scope of federal ability to stimulate change within a state as well as the economic and political forces that constrain it.

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