POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 001 Political Economy of Government Institutions
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
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:

The course compares major institutional structures like presidentialism vs. parliamentarism, unicameralism vs. bicameralism, two vs. multiparty systems, plurality vs. proportional electoral systems etc. Each student will “adopt” two countries (other than his or her own; one presidential and one parliamentary), and will write two 7-10 page reports, (instead of midterm and final) comparing the two countries in terms of their institutional features and their consequences.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
29681
Open
27
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
31111
Open
30
30One POLSCI Crse
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
39119
Open
21
14One POLSCI Crse
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
P
46025
Open
27
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (LEC)
 
45198
Open
32
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 363
011 (DIS)
P
45201
Open
2
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
45202
Open
2
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
45203
Open
15
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
014 (DIS)
P
45204
Open
2
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
45205
Open
3
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
45206
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
017 (DIS)
P
47830
Open
5
 
1
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
018 (DIS)
P
47831
Open
2
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780691099880
Veto players : how political institutions work, Author: Tsebelis, George., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780521580373
Bicameralism, Author: Tsebelis, George., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1997
Required
ISBN: 9780300078947
Patterns of democracy : government forms and performance in thirty-six countries, Author: Lijphart, Arend., Publisher: Yale University Press 1999
Required
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