POLSCI 326 - American State Government
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
POLSCI 111 or upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In American State Government we will examine current state governance and policymaking through the lens of intergovernmental relations and federalism. Key concepts include diversity, decentralization, and externalities. We will pay special attention to the states' fiscal capacities and the constraints and opportunities that federalism brings to the states' policymaking options. Students will select a piece of state legislation to examine in detail, using considerations of federalism to make an argument about the legislation's necessity and efficacy. My goal is for you to finish the semester with the ability to analyze state public policy closely, understood in the federal context, and with the skills to write a compelling, evidence-based analysis of it.

This course is in the American Politics subfield.

Course Requirements:

All students are required to complete all assignments.

POLSCI 326 - American State Government
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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