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Special Topics in American Politics: When Government Partners With Business – Baseball, Football, Basketball and Museums

Semester
Spring 2017
Units
4
Number
109P
CCN
21134
Times
Th 2p-4p
Location
202 Barrows
Course Description

The course will explore some of the many intersections of the public and private sectors in "public-private partnerships."  These partnerships between government and business have become a common device of American urban politics; one that bears little relationship to traditional government contracts.  Through case studies—some successful, some not, and some for which the outcome is uncertain—the class will look at competing public policy, legal, political and financial challenges in these transactions.  The cases will focus on sports stadiums/arenas, frequent occupants of this space (including the SF Giants, Oakland A's, Warriors), and the 49ers' facilities.  It will also consider other uses on public land such as the Exploratorium Museum, housing and perhaps even an oyster farm.

 

Instructor Name:  Pamela Duffy

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP , Partner

Email: pduffy@coblentzlaw.com