POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 002 Comparative Elections and Election Reform
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the problem of how politicians and policies are selected by citizens. The mechanics of elections (rules, procedures) have enormous impact on what sorts of choices voters are offered, what sorts of coalitions politicians form, whose interests get represented in the policymaking process, and, ultimately, what policies are chosen. For this reason, politicians fight tenaciously to shape the rules under which they compete. This course will investigate what rules matter, and why, and will draw from a broad array of cases to examine the most important issues at stake in current electoral reforms, both in the United States and abroad.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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18741
Open
5
20Ugrd
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
21629
Open
2
17LSA Hnrs
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: LSA Honors JR & SR and department honors students by permission of department only
004 (REC)
P
21709
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
P
21732
Closed
0
1Ugrd
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with German302.001
006 (REC)
P
28693
Closed
0
14Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (REC)
P
28697
Open
10
7Ugrd
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (REC)
P
28704
Closed
0
24Ugrd
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (REC)
P
28716
Open
10
3Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 302.001/NES
010 (LEC)
 
28743
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 346/AMCULT 348
011 (DIS)
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28745
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
28747
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
28748
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
014 (LEC)
 
28774
Open
10
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
015 (DIS)
P
28775
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
28776
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
017 (DIS)
P
28777
Open
8
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
018 (DIS)
P
31639
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
019 (DIS)
P
31653
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780881333671
Liberalism against populism : a confrontation between the theory of democracy and the theroy of social change, Author: William H. Ricker, Publisher: Waveland Press Reissued. 1982
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780199241842
Political institutions : democracy and social choice, Author: Josep M. Colomer., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press Paperback 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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