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own goals, procedures, services, and timeframes. In the words of the regional social service manager, a "whole new way of thinking was required" to being the different agencies and organizations into unified action. Once acceptance of joint action was achieved, more formal mechanisms of articulation were established. These included shared progress reports, regular joint meetings, memoranda of agreement, and contracts which specified services to be provided to the welfare recipients.

This example highlights one of the most typical forms of intergovernmental management-the integration of services provided by several separate organizations. Ensuring that different entities work together means overcoming the natural tendency of organizations to protect their turf. This requires the development of joint action and shared responsibility, not just at the local service delivery level but also at higher management levels.

The "M" in IGM gives both symbolic and operational significance to management (and administration) in the larger arenas of politics, policymaking, and governance in its broadest sense. It expresses in a different manner what one United States senator posed as a question to the American Municipal Congress in the early days of the shift toward shared responsibility. "How do we make sure that the powers of government [will] continue to be diffused while at the same time the chores of government are effectively performed?" ( Muskie 1961). The "M" also captures the larger political and social significance of a phenomenon that Carl Friedrich ( 1950), an intellectual leader of political science, identified several decades ago. "Bureaucracy," which to Friedrich included administration and management, "is the core of modern government" (p. 37).

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