POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Section: 002 Redistribution and Public Goods
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do politicians choose between investing in public goods and spending on targeted redistribution? We explore how various political systems shape the incentives and consequences for the provision of public goods and other state resources. We also examine how effectively these distribution strategies serve politicians' political ends. Why do governments offer such goods, what kinds of goods do they deliver, and who are the intended or actual beneficiaries? Where ruling parties allocate goods, are they buying or rewarding loyalty; or are they actually responding to demands articulated by voters, their own supporters, or vocal opponents?

This course is in the Comparative Politics Subfield.

POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25512
Open
7
7Graduate Standing
-
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24604
Open
13
8POLSCI GRAD + JOINT SW/PUBPOL
-
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27132
Open
14
14Graduate Standing
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
30460
Open
7
7Graduate Standing
-
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
31951
Open
5
5Graduate Standing
-
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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