John Kincaid Lafayette College, USA
is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College. He also is Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism, a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the recipient of the Daniel J. Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association and of the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society of Public Administration. He is the author of various works on federalism and intergovernmental relations; editor of Political Culture, Public Policy and the American States (1981); and co-editor of Competition among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism (1991), The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism (2000), and Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries (2005). He has also lectured and consulted on issues of federalism, intergovernmental relations, state and local government, and decentralization throughout the United States and the world.