PA 660. Intergovernmental Relations.

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: completion of nine hours of MPA core courses or permission of instructor. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of intergovernmental relations with special focus on U.S. government and federalism. The intergovernmental system is examined in terms of American institutions at all levels of government and the complex web of public and private sector organizations that form the intergovernmental actors in the policy making process. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand intergovernmental relations and their relationship to American political processes and policies more fully.