intergovernmental relations

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Unformatted text preview: Intergovernmental Relations: Or, Why does this $%!* Matter? Why does this $%!* Matter? Teachers: Federal mandates, curriculum requirements, grants State Employees: Federal laws, funding Federal Employees: local government, agency cooperation/compliance NGOs: funding, accountability, audits Typology of Governments Confederation Weak central government; power in associated units Pros: Holds local people together through autonomy, allows sovereignty, more local support b/c decisions affect community & not country. More equal representation Cons: one opinion can dominate everyone, Unitary System Strong central government, usually has more than 2 parties, PR systems Pros: Efficient system, Cons: too much government influence Federal System Divided structure Pros: better representation locally and nationally, stability Cons: Government Type Exercise...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSC 206 taught by Professor Akin during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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