Please revisit Grover Starling. Managing the Public Sector (Book chapter synopsis handout 1) in the modules and study case 3.1: The Katrina Breakdown pages 149-156.
Between the COVID-19 pandemic response in the US and the winter electricity blackouts in Texas, how do the focusing events compare to Katrina Breakdown in the Book Handouts 1 that you have revisited? How do these events inform the failure or success of intergovernmental relations workings regarding responses from federal, state, and local governments? Who are major intergovernmental actors, and what are the issues in the debates about governments’ response?