FEDERALISM & INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Week 6 DQ

“Addressing Federalism” Please respond to the following:

· Review “The Katrina Breakdown” in Chapter 3 (SEE ATTACHED).

· Setting aside the philosophical and legal issues this case raises, identify and explain two to three management or efficiency arguments for and against a more centralized response to large national disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

“Intergovernmental Relations” Please respond to the following:

· Assume that your selected agency (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families located at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/) received funding to expand its current emergency plan, which involves the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice.

· Provide a one-page email memorandum that introduces the plan, the role of the host agency, and how your agency plans to collaborate with the other agencies.

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