Rules of Power: How Institutions Shape What Politics Deliver

POLSCI 115

Formation of states out of tribal societies; predatory and self-limiting rules; rule of law; forms of non-democratic political organization: military, personal, single party rule; democracy and transitions to democracy; institutional components of democratic rule: presidential and parliamentary executives; legislatures and their task structures (debate, oversight, law preparation, budgeting); electoral laws and political parties; veto-institutions: judicial control, federal delegation of authority to political subsidiaries; consequences of institutional choice: economic performance, political regime support. One course.

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