Oct 30 2019

DPA Research Seminar: Pepe Sanchez Cetina & Jun Li

October 30, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Lower Level, Conference room 1, CUPPA Hall


412 S Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

DPA Research Seminar: Pepe Sanchez Cetina & Jun Li

How does interlocal collaboration look like? A qualitative exploration of institutional forms for public service delivery

October 30th at 12pm

Lower level CUPPA Hall, conference room 1

Local governments face increasingly constrained fiscal environments, characterized by shrinking revenues and a growing demand for services. Within this context, interlocal collaboration has become an increasingly common approach used by local units to deliver public services. The nature of these collaborations, however, is not well understood.

The Networks and Governance Lab (NGL) team performed a qualitative analysis to explore the institutional forms used in interlocal governments for ten service areas. Using a unique dataset of collaboration in Iowa we shed light on questions like how is collaboration occurring, who is collaborating and what are their motivations to engage in interlocal agreements?


Michael Siciliano

Date posted

Sep 5, 2019

Date updated

Oct 25, 2019