Intergovernmental Relations (MLS620)


Course Memo

This course provides an understanding of the nature and dynamics of the American federal system of government: the functions, powers and service delivery capacities of county, municipal and special purpose district governments, the creation of new jurisdictions, the reciprocal influences of local, state, and federal bureaucracies, the grant-in-aid system and revenue sharing among different units of government. A special emphasis is placed on the complex nature of state-local and inter-local relations in an urban setting.