The American Political System


Same as POLSCI 116 except instruction is provided in two lectures and one small discussion meeting each week. Focus on the institutional structure of the American national government, the goals of the political actors who operate within it, and the contexts that affect political action. Institutional analysis of the effects of the original constitutional structure and of developments since. Emphasis on the relationship between the preferences of the general public and the decisions of government actors. One course.

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