POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 Comparative Political Institutions
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course examines the mechanisms through which the rules of the political game affect the game’s outcome. We look primarily at variations in the structure of democracies, including different forms of executive-legislative relations, different ways of electing legislators and executives, and different forms of legislative organization. Our first purpose is to explore how those variations might cause different policy outcomes (and, through them, differences in people’s lives) across the advanced democracies. Our second purpose is to see what role institutional choice might play in solving other problems such as citizen disengagement from politics, lack of economic development, and intra-country ethnic conflict.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
1One POLSCI Crse
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
35One POLSCI Crse
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
9One POLSCI Crse
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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