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Call for Articles – International Supplement & Issue

IGRToolkit2The Jan/Feb/March print edition of PA TIMES will discuss intergovernmental relations: Rationalizing the Federal System in the US and Abroad.  PA TIMES is accepting articles until Jan. 27 about how national governments and their components relate in a federal system. Articles can discuss the varying elements of the intergovernmental relationship.

  • What are the challenges of the intergovernmental system?
  • Should we rethink the relationship between states and the federal government? What would it look like?
  • How has your city redesigned its relationship with the federal government?
  • Have you gained a waiver for a federal program? Or been innovative about the intergovernmental relationship?

Share with PA TIMES readers about research or experiences with intergovernmental relations.

In addition to the main issue, a supplement will accompany the Jan/Feb/March issue of PA TIMES. The supplement will explore the global aspect of intergovernmental relations with the theme – Federalism or Decentralization: Building Global Cities.

  • Across the globe, how do other components relate to a national government?
  • As the European Union struggles to retain its structure and reach, what does its relationship with its members tell administrators about intergovernmental relations?
  • What about town-gown relations? This concept is gaining ground. What is its impact?
  • What models are available for regional cooperation – federalism or decentralization?

Send PA TIMES by email ([email protected]) your articles that discuss intergovernmental relations from an international perspective.


  • Articles must be in a word document and submitted by email to [email protected]
  • Articles must be between 1000-1,300 words.
  • Footnotes or endnotes are not published. All citations should be included inside the article.
  • Download the complete PA TIMES styleguide for more information on submission criteria.
  • All articles must be received by 5:00 PM ET on January 27 to be considered.

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