Course Description for Politics and Policy in Urban Government

POS3142: Politics and Policy in Urban Government
This course examines urban governments from the perspective of policy outcomes as a result of the form of political organization. Various distributions of power have been theorized at the municipal level-elitism, pluralism, and regime theory to name a few. Each of these forms of political organization may result in particular outcomes in terms of policy formulation, resource allocation, and service delivery, each with significant consequences for public officials, citizens, and other stakeholders.