The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Intergovernmental relations

Stoker, G. (1995) Intergovernmental relations Public Administration, 73, (1), pp. 101-122. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9299.1995.tb00819.x).

Record type: Article


The field of intergovernmental relations has been strongly affected by the considerable processes of upheaval and change that have been experienced within the British system of central-local relations. Researchers have tried to understand these changes both at an empirical and theoretical level.
This article reviews four of the main perspectives on the changing nature of intergovernmental relations. The first perspective provides a historical and institutional analysis within the tradition of public administration. The second perspective draws on organizational theory. The third develops insights through rational choice analysis. The final perspective draws on neo-Marxist influenced state theory. It can be concluded that in a search to understand the turmoil of recent years, students of intergovernmental relations have ranged far and wide in their theoretical concerns. The article closes with an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: March 1995


Local EPrints ID: 47342
ISSN: 0033-3298
PURE UUID: e67bc1ef-f046-4d63-8cdf-a51b45286afb

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

Export record


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.