Public Administration (PADM) 5505 - 001
# 40938
Intergovernmental Relations
Fall Semester, 2001
Stockton Campus

Professor: Dr. Susan H. MacDonald
Class meetings: Monday: 6:00-9:00 p.m. in 1062 Acacia
Office: 132 Classroom Building, CSU-Stanislaus, Turlock
Office hours: 5-6 Monday (in Stockton); 5-6 Wednesday (in Turlock); 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday (in Turlock); and by appointment
Phone: 667-3291 (direct line) or 667-3388 (for appointments)

Required texts

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.

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

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

Supplemental Readings

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

California. Legislature. Legislative Analyst’s Office. (2001) Realignment Revisited: An Evaluation of the 1991 Experiment in State-County Relations. (available in HTML format from

Cooke, Jacob E. (ed.) (1961) The Federalist. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Federalist Paper 39. (Supplemental 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 (Supplemental Readings)

Silva, J. Fred and Barbour, Elisa (1999) The State-Local Fiscal Relationship in California: A Changing Balance of Power. Public Policy Institute of California. (available in PDF format from

Waltenburg, Eric N. and Swinford, Bill (1999) Litigating Federalism: The States Before the U.S. Supreme Court. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8