Feb 28, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

POLI 541 - Legislative-Executive Relations

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: POLI 501; or consent of instructor and MPA program coordinator
This course gives students broad exposure to the relationship between legislative and executive branches of government. The course emphasizes the role of the legislature and executive branch agencies in lawmaking and budgetary processes, legislative oversight of bureaucracy, the importance of constituency service and how it impacts government agencies, legislative and bureaucratic behavioral motives and goals, the politics of bureaucratic appointments and how chief executives increase their influence over the administrative state, the influence of lobbies on government, as well as how agencies effectively mobilize constituency groups and advocate their programs.