2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Local Governance


Spring 2013 quarter

Stephen Buxbaum political economy, community development and planning
Fields of Study
community studies, government and law and public policy

Washington State’s local governance system evolved out of a unique set of geographic and political circumstances leading to the creation of a web of over 60 different types of local governing bodies.  This course explores how the state’s system of local governance influences the delivery of public services and helps to determine the investment of public and private capital.  We will examine how the existing governance system serves to drive public policy and consider how economic and environmental issues and interests are testing the viability of our current system.  We will use case studies and systems thinking exercises to probe the dynamic relationships between cities, counties, and special purpose districts as they struggle to deliver critical programs and services.

Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Mon
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 19th, 2012 This course was initially scheduled for winter but has been moved to spring quarter.