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Governing the States and the Nation: The Intergovernmental Policy Influence of the Na ...

Chapter 1:  Governors and the National Governors Association (NGA)
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Governing the States and the Nation:

Chapter 1

Governors and the National Governors Association (NGA)

An Opportunity for Federal Governance

The Office of the Governor is the linchpin in our federal system. The governor translates state policy concerns to national policy leaders and manages national policy initiatives through his or her administrative apparatus…. The challenge that lies ahead for students of the governorship is to refine theoretical concepts and measures in order to attain a clearer understanding of this important political actor. Through the process we will not only understand the governorship better but also the broader fields of political