State-Reinforced Self-Governance and Institutional Change: The Evolution of the New York City Watersheds Governing Arrangement

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Jun 19, 2019
Author: 
Schlager, Edella

 

Abstract

How does the larger institutional context support the emergence of polycentric governing arrangements? Can the design of an intergovernmental agreement crowd in or crowd out cooperation among member governments? Institutional and survey data on the New York City Watersheds Governing Agreement are used to explore enabling institutional contexts and changes in institutional design and cooperation among governments.

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