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Though the Clean Air Act (CAA) relies on a traditional inter-government partnership, new initiatives from local governments that fall outside of the conventional implementation strategy have created a unique public service delivery network by adding layers to the implementation scheme. Using both logistic and multinomial logistic models and a dataset of 497 Metropolitan (MSA) and Micropolitian (µSA) areas, this research tests a model of network membership for local governments based on internal organizational and external network factors. Findings indicate policy problems, perceptions of resource availability, network density and structure, and socio-economic and political factors affect local initiative to expand networks.

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Luke Fowler, "When Need Meets Opportunity: Expanding Local Air Networks", The American Review of Public Administration, 48(3), pp. 219-231. Copyright © 2018, SAGE Publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0275074016680026