PA Brown Bag Series: A Longitudinal Study of Local Gov Service Delivery Networks
March 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2102 AEH (PA conference room)
400 S Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607
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PA Brown Bag Series: A Longitudinal Study of Local Government Service Delivery Networks: A Comparison of Twenty-five Policy Domains
Presented by: Victor Hugg
The use of intergovernmental service delivery networks is an important topic in metropolitan governance research and a substantial empirical literature directed at understanding the antecedents and impacts of these networks on regional governance has developed over the last decade. However, prior research has been limited by a reliance on cross-sectional data and an emphasis on single policy areas. In this paper, we draw on a unique data set of intergovernmental service agreements in Iowa. The data set contains information on approximately 19,000 intergovernmental agreements created or renewed between 1993 and 2016. We use these formal agreements to identify the structure and composition of 25 different local service delivery networks across the state. We then examine local government participation over time and changes in the structure and composition of the networks.
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