bpa371 | undergraduate

Intergovernmental Relations

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This class examines the relationships between different levels of government: federal, state, and local jurisdictions and the relationship between local governments. Partnerships between jurisdictions, both public- public and public- private, will be explored as will the use of quasi-governmental agencies.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Interrelationships of Local and State Governments and Federalism

    • Identify the theories of various governments particularly their interrelationships with one another.
    • Identify the major components of Local, State and the Federal government and explain their primary purposes.
    • Explain the statutory relationships between Local Governments, State governments and the Federalism.

    Implementing Intergovernmental Relationships Internationally

    • Examine how governments are distinct but possess a mechanism to engage in intergovernmental agreement.
    • Identify agreements or projects promoted between the United States and other nations for the common good.
    • Describe the main aspects of Intergovernmental Relationships (IGRs) and some means available to measure outcomes.

    Governmental Finance and Budgeting

    • Compare the funding mechanisms of the federal government, state governments, county governments and local governments.
    • Explain the budgeting process of governments and oversight agencies that impact the creation of governmental budgets.
    • Analyze the importance of supplemental funding methods on the budget preparation and creation.

    Various Elected Officials Working Towards Similar Goals and Objectives

    • Examine how governmental executives create multi-jurisdictional partnerships.
    • Describe the pros and cons that the creation of collaborative leadership might generate in IGRs.
    • Determine ways that encourage more effective and efficient IGRs by improving cooperation between agencies.

    Understanding Metro Politics, Intergovernmental Relations and Multijurisdictional Projects

    • Describe the uniqueness of large metropolitan areas and the challenges of providing services without the establishment of IGRs.
    • Identify specialized IGR projects that benefit local governments and improve the overall quality of life.
    • Explain future roles of local officials working with federal, state and county governments on projects.
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