Public Administration (PADM) 5505 - 001
Intergovernmental Relations
Fall Semester, 2001
Stockton Campus

Course Outline
Week 1
September 10
Introduction:
Course expectations
Definition of intergovernmental relations:
Federal-state relations
State-local relations
Federal-local relations
International agencies and federal, state, and local governments

Processes for determining intergovernmental relations:
Constitution
Legislation
Judicial court decisions
Agency regulations
Economic incentives

Sample of final paper or product of the course:

Jun, Jong and Wright, Deil S. (1996) Globalization and Decentralization: Institutional Contexts, Policy Issues, and Intergovernmental Relations in Japan and the United States. Georgetown University Press. Chapter 14

Library resources and students' familiarity with them.

Week 2
September 17
Origins of Federalism

Required readings:
Federalist Paper 39 (see Supplemental Readings or http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/const.html)

Anton, Thomas, J. (1989)
American Federalism and Public Policy: How the System Works. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Chapters 1 and 3 (see copied materials)

Jun, Jong and Wright, Deil S. (1996) Globalization and Decentralization: Institutional Contexts, Policy Issues, and Intergovernmental Relations in Japan and the United States. Georgetown University Press. Pages 29-47

Peruse only:
The U.S. Constitution (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/const.html)


Week 3
September 24
Changing role of the federal government

Required readings:
Kettl, Donald F. (1983)
The Regulation of American Federalism, with a new epilogue. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, and Epilogue (seecopied materials)

Waltenburg, Eric N. and Swinford, Bill (1999)
Litigating Federalism: The States Before the U.S. Supreme Court. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Chapter 2 (see copied materials)

Class presentation requests are due

Week 4
October 1
The New Federalism

Required readings:
DiIulio, Jr., John J. and Kettl, Donald F. (1995)
Fine Print: The Contract with America, Devolution, and the Administrative Realities of American Federalism. A Report of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Public Management. CPM 95-1. Washington D.C., Brookings Institution.

Republican Contract with America (http://dept.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/contract-with-america.html)


Week 5
October 8
The Judicial branch

Required readings:
Waltenburg, Eric N. and Swinford, Bill (1999)
Litigating Federalism: The States Before the U.S. Supreme Court. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Chapters 1, 2 (review), and 4 (see copied materials)

Class begins with Student briefing paper #1 on federal activity in their area

Week 6
October 15
The Judicial branch continued

Required readings:
Litigating Federalism… Chapters 5, (selected pages), 7, and 8 (see copied materials)

Week 7
October 22
State and Local Relations

Required readings:
Hanson, Russell L., ed. (1998) Governing Partners: State-Local Relations in the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Chapters 1and 2

Class begins with Student briefing paper #2 on court activity in their area

Week 8
October 29
State and Local Relations continued

Required readings:
Governing Partners… Chapters 3, 4, and 5

Week 9
November 5
State and Local Relations (continued) and the California Context

Required readings:
Governing Partners… Chapters 6 and 9

Silva, J. Fred and Barbour, Elisa (1999) The State-Local Fiscal Relationship in California: A Changing Balance of Power. Public Policy Institute of California. (see http://www.ppic.org/publications/PPIC127/PPIC127.pdf/index.html)

November 12 No class
Week 10
November 19
The California Context

Required readings:

California. Legislature. Legislative Analyst’s Office. (2001)
Realignment Revisited: An Evaluation of the 1991 Experiment in State-County Relations. (see: http://www.lao.ca.gov/lao_menu_local_govt.asp)

Class begins with Student briefing paper #3 on state-local relations in their area

Week 11
November 26
The Impact of Globalization

Required readings:
Jun, Jong and Wright, Deil S. (1996)
Globalization and Decentralization: Institutional Contexts, Policy Issues, and Intergovernmental Relations in Japan and the United States. Georgetown University Press. Chapters 1, 4 and 5

First draft of student papers due

Week 12
December 3
The Impact of Globalization continued

Required readings:
Globalization and Decentralization: Institutional Contexts, Policy Issues, and Intergovernmental Relations in Japan and the United States. Chapters 15, 17 and 20

Week 13
December 10
Student Presentations


December 17 Final Exam scheduled (none planned)

Continuation of Student Presentations (if needed)

Last day to submit revised papers; all late papers will have their grade lowered 5 points for every day they are late unless the student arranges an incomplete in advance.