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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Political Science (Division 450)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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Poli. Sci. 400. Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Arlene Saxonhouse (awsaxon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing or two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The aim of this course is two-fold: (1) to give students a sense of the history of political philosophy from the ancient Greek period to the end of the sixteenth century; and (2) to help students become aware of the complexities and assumptions entailed in the articulation of a coherent political theory. We will be reading the works of such major political philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Machiavelli. We will be concerned with such issues as the relation between nature and convention, the sources of legitimacy, the role of the individual in the political community and the value and purpose of political life. Readings will be from primary sources. Class meetings will include both lectures and discussions. Course requirements will include two exams during the term and a final.

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Poli. Sci. 402. Selected Topics in Political Theory.

Section 001 Modern and Post-Modern Critique

Instructor(s): Claudia Ritter

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 101 or 400 or 401. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Critique is a concept that profoundly shapes modern thought. It distinguishes modern from pre-modern theory and has become a central motive of postmodern approaches. With Kant and Marx modern theory took over the task to critically reflect society and politics, but also worldviews as well as scientific concepts and methods. After a brief introduction to the critique through Enlightenment, the critique of Enlightenment, and to Marxist theory and its revision, the course will focus on early and current critical theory and on postmodern concepts in the twentieth century. Readings will include, among others: Adorno, Horkheimer, Kirchheimer, Neumann, Habermas, Foucault, Leford, Mouffe. We will reconstruct how understandings of critique inform twentieth century social and political theory and consider implications for concepts of the state.

There will be an oral midterm and a written final exam. Requirements include several short written assignments, regular attendance, reading of the texts, and active discussion participation.

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Poli. Sci. 406. American Political Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anne Manuel

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 101 or 401. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class will take as its basis the study of canonical texts in American political thought. The ideas that have shaped American politics are heterogeneous and conflicting. We will analyze these tensions through the close reading of primary texts. We will consider the major conceptual foundations of American politics: democracy, freedom, limited government, individualism, toleration, and civil and political equality. These concepts will be considered in the light of other important traditions that have shaped American citizenship. These other traditions include the emphasis on local communities, the work ethic and capitalist labor market organization as the twin foundations of class mobility, race based oppression, and gender inequality in the public and private spheres.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to think, speak, and write critically about the core concepts that shape the American political system and make up the American tradition in political thought. They should have a good understanding of what these concepts are, where they orginated, and how the work together, and against each other, to form a dynamic, evolving national discourse. An analytic approach will be emphasized. By the end of the class, students should be able to discuss the nation's ongoing process of "re-founding", the often controversial process of national re-defining and re-imagining done in relation to national principles. Exploring contests, conversations, and debates within and about the texts we read, we will traverse the intellectual terrain that is the foundation of our national self-understanding.

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Poli. Sci. 411. American Political Processes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Howard

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Keep abreast of Campaign 2000: Take Political Science 411, American Political Processes. We will study U.S. campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties, interest groups and the mass media. We will discuss how race, gender, education, and class affect our politics. If you have already taken PS 111, Introduction to American Politics, do *NOT* take this class. If you have not taken PS 111, then you should take this class, PS 411, and its companion course, PS 410, in winter 2001. PS 411 looks at American political behavior, while PS 410 is devoted to the study of the institutions of American government: Congress, the presidency, the courts and the federal bureaucracy.

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Poli. Sci. 413. American Constitutional Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Engel

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 111, 410, or 411. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a course in political science and political theory concerned with law. The course focuses on one of the most vital aspects of politics: interpreting and applying the nation's fundamental principles.

It addresses: (1) the role of language in grounding the legitimacy of the political order; (2) the ways (if any) in which that language is translated into reality; and (3) how those translations are justified. In connection with those general themes, we shall focus on three additional questions: (1) WHAT is the (or a) Constitution; (2) WHO are to be its authoritative interpreters; and (3) HOW are those interpreters to go about the business of interpreting? We shall take up topics such as judicial review, interdepartmental relations, federalism, the power to wage war, and constitutional crisis.

Assignments will include participation in a Moot Court. Some background in American history, American institutional politics, or political theory is desirable.

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Poli. Sci. 417. Legislative Process.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Howard

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the legislative process, with special emphasis on the United States Congress. Among the major topics addressed will be: the theory and practice of representation; Legislative elections; coalition-building; committee policy making; floor voting decisions; Legislative-executive relations; legislative rules and procedures. Given that the course will be offered in an election year, one of our primary emphases will be on U.S. congressional elections.

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Poli. Sci. 420/Comm. 484. Mass Media and Political Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 361 or 381 strongly recommended. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Communication Studies 484.001.

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Poli. Sci. 429. Seminar in Urban Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Wright

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science (urban). (3). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The seminar in urban analysis will analyze and critique major issues in urban politics including but not limited to: African American and Latino political incorporation in cities, class and leadership in the South, coalition politics, mayoral leadership strategies, the politics of the sunbelt vs. the frostbelt, the presidency and urban policy, social programs and the urban crisis, urban immigration issues, machine politics. The class format will be a combination of both lecture and discussion.

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Poli. Sci. 440. Comparative Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Judith Kullberg (kullberg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will provide students with the tools necessary to design and conduct basic comparative research and an opportunity to complete an individual or group research project. In the first half of the semester we will explore the major questions in the field of comparative politics and examine several approaches that offer competing answers to these questions, including theories of political development, institutions, political culture and rational choice.

We will also study examples of empirical research that have utilized these theoretical approaches. In the second half of the course, students will design and execute a research project on a question of their own choice. Basic principles of research design, data acquisition, and methods of analysis will be covered. Students will also be introduced to a variety of major social science databases and instructed in the use of statistical software.

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Poli. Sci. 441. Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Franzese (franzese@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~franzese/PS441F98.html

This course examines the politics of developed democracies: i.e., those where commitment to relatively free-market capitalism and to relatively liberal democracy are no longer the subject of any serious political debate or conflict. This is not a course in current or past events in these countries. Rather we analyze certain systematic, (social) scientific regularities which may be evidenced in the politics of advanced capitalist democracies. In this positive (not normative) analysis, the focus is on political parties, elections, patterns of participation and of political conflict, public policy, and political economy. Course grades will be based upon short-paper writing, a final examination, and participation.

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Poli. Sci. 444. Government and Politics of Russia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Judith Kullberg (kullberg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of this course is the politics of the states that emerged from the Soviet Union, especially Russia and the member nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Although the emphasis is thus on the present, the ongoing political and social transformation of the region will be examined within the broader context of Russian and Soviet history. We will explore how Gorbachev's attempt to restructure Soviet socialism was partially a consequence of the development of the Soviet system since the 1917 revolution, but also a response to mounting social, economic, and political problems. Many of the problems of communism that existed prior to 1985 political corruption, economic irrationality, and inter-ethnic conflict, to name only a few were not solved, but aggravated by Gorbachev's reforms.

The collapse of the Soviet Union initiated a second period of rapid change, in which the former republics have struggled to establish viable states and economies. Although several republics have made considerable progress toward democracy, continuity of Soviet institutions, behavioral patterns, and culture has impeded the performance of new democratic institutions, and continued economic decline threatens their existence. As a means of conceptualizing the dynamics of post-soviet politics and identifying possible solutions to ongoing crises, the course will draw upon comparative theories of democratization and institutional change.

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Poli. Sci. 445. Eastern Europe: Revolution, Reaction, and Reform.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Zvi Gitelman (zvigitel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course traces the political development of the socialist countries of Eastern Europe from revolution through reaction, to attempts at reform, and to the post-Communist period. After examining the political cultures of the region, the course analyzes the Stalinist period, attempts at de-Stalinization, and the search for political alternatives.

The interaction of rulers and the ruled is examined by studying the elites, ethnic and social groups, public opinion and dissent in the area. We study attempts at political and economic reform, the fundamental changes of 1989-1990, and the present state of politics in Eastern Europe. This lecture course requires a final examination, one or two short papers, and a choice of midterm examination or term paper.

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Poli. Sci. 448. Governments and Politics of Latin America.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jose Molina (jmolina@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 140 or 440; or a course on Latin America elected through another department. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/448/001.nsf

After an analysis of the common historical background, this course will consider the current characteristics of democratic government in Latin America, its achievements, shortcomings and perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the effect of parties and other institutional factors on the stability and quality of democracy in the region. The cases of Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela will be examined closely.

Evaluations will be based on one book report (about 2000 words long), one take home writing assignment, and one final paper (5000 words) analyzing the current state of democracy and elections in one Latin American country.

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Poli. Sci. 451/Judaic Studies 451. The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Zvi Gitelman (zvigitel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the political and cultural history of modern East European Jewry over the last hundred years. By doing so, we aim to illuminate interrelationships between ethnicity, politics and culture. We study how East European Jews developed means for dealing with states and societies that regarded them as alien; how states dealt with this ethno-religious minority; and, more generally, how states manage multiethnic societies. Ideologies, movements, parties and institutions are analyzed, partly through literature, folklore, music, and art. Requirements include midterm and final examinations and a term paper.

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Poli. Sci. 459/AAS 449. African Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Widner (jwidner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 200 recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines the institutions, processes, and ideas that shape political life in Africa. The first part of the course provides some historical background and considers the effects of environment on political structure, the differences between segmentary societies and kingships, and the effects of international contact on the character of the state. The second part explores some of the bold initiatives of independence leaders and their consequences. The third part explores contemporary struggles for democracy and the management of elections. A final segment of the course addresses several important policy issues, including war-peace transitions and government effectiveness.

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Poli. Sci. 460. Problems in World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Wayman (fwayman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any 100-level course in political science. (3).May be elected for credit twice with permission of the instructor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~fwayman/460f00.htm

This course will address a range of issues which confront state leaders as they seek to ensure their country's military security and economic development in a competitive international system. Special attention will be given to foreign policy problems confronting the U.S. in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The course will be conducted largely as a lecture with some opportunity for discussion. Students will be graded on the basis of three in-class exams.

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Poli. Sci. 463. International Organization and Integration.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Harold Jacobson (hkj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 160. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/ps463.html

This course deals with ways of managing issues arising from increasing interdependence among nation-states. It examines the role of international organizations in the contemporary global political system. It considers the historical development of international organizations, their political processes, and their activities. It explores the consequences of the growth of international organizations for the global political system, particularly the extent to which international integration is being achieved. Primary attention is devoted to international governmental organizations such as the agencies of the United Nations system and the European Union, but international non-governmental organizations are also considered. Responsibilities of students taking the course for credit include: (1) studying the assigned readings and participation in class discussions; (2) writing four papers of no more than 2,500 words in length; (3) writing a midterm examination; and (4) writing a final examination.

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Poli. Sci. 465. Political Development and Dependence.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dave Stuligross

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/465/001.nsf

This lecture course will expose students to some of the main debates in the field of economic and political development and underdevelopment. The emphasis is on the kinds of questions scholars have asked about economic and political development and the ways they have set about answering them. The reading covers many classic texts in the field but also gives students some ideas about the current frontiers of research on the political economy of development. The intellectual history of "development" as a field is explored through the origins and trasnformation of three key institutional ideas: the state, the national market, and the international economy. These general arguments will be applied to case material from South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Poli. Sci. 469. Politics of International Economic Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Madeline Hosli (mhosli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 160. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course compares political and economic ways to understand international economic relations, and studies connections between domestic and international politics. It provides an overview of different theories of international political economy (IPE) and focuses on developments and institutions in the contemporary world. Among the subjects covered are the European Union and its new currency (the Euro), the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, international trade relations and the World Trade Organization. We discuss several current developments in international economic relations, among them new protectionism, transatlantic trade relations, international monetary cooperation, and capital crises. There will be a total of three examinations (no final) and two short papers. Note that this class occasionally meets for double sessions on Fr (instead of M/W).

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Poli. Sci. 475. Russian Foreign Policy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William Zimmerman (wzim@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course focuses on the international behavior of the Soviet Union and its primary successor state, Russia. The course will cover U.S.-Soviet relations, the rise and fall of the Soviet empire in Europe, and contemporary Russian relations with the United States and Soviet successor states. Particular emphasis will be placed on the link between Russian elite and mass attitudes and foreign policy choices. Recommended as background: PS 160, CREES 395. There will be a take-home midterm paper that follows the format of review articles in the journal World Politics, and a final.

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Poli. Sci. 476. International Relations of the Middle East.

Section 001 Middle Eastern and World Affairs.

Instructor(s): Aharon Kleiman

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The ill-defined, expansive "Middle East" has served throughtout history as an important arena for balance-of-power politics, sometimes as a power center in its own right, but primarily as a subordinate regional sub-system in the the modern period inaugurated by Napoleon's short-lived occupation of Egypt in 1798. Notwithstanding the end of the Soviet-American struggle for mastery east of the Mediterranean, the Middle East remainis of major importance, both because of its negative potential for destabilization and its positive value as a source of world oil, strategic nexus and laboratory for modernization as well as democratization.

Class lectures and discussion are aimed at focusing upon these and other patterns, while analyzing such potent forces as political Islam, regional militarization, ethnic and interstate conflict, and the hegemonic role of the United States in Middle Eastern affairs.

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Poli. Sci. 482/Econ. 483. Positive Political Economy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yan Chen (yanchen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 401. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu/~yanchen/econ483/econ483.html

See Economics 483.001.

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Poli. Sci. 483. American Political Parties and Electoral Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ted Brader

Prerequisites & Distribution: Poli. Sci. 111, 140, 410, or 411. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/483/001.nsf

In this course we seek a broad understanding of what the American political parties are, how they operate and how they evolved, and how they compare to parties in other countries. We will study them mainly in the context of presidential and congressional elections, although we will also consider local parties, party organization, and parties in legislatures. There will be two exams (short answer and essay), and one short paper. Students will be expected to read assigned books and articles and be prepared to discuss the material. Lecture and discussion will be the format.

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Poli. Sci. 488. Political Dynamics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher Achen (achen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Will a single presidential candidate emerge from the primaries or will we have a brokered convention? Do arms races lead to war? Why do popular movements get started, grow, and then often subside without accomplishing their goals? Is the earth growing warmer and what should be done about it politically? Questions of this kind are not easily answered with unaided intuition. Social systems grow organically, and their parts interact in different ways at different times.

Feedback loops cause many reforms to have the opposite of the intended effect. The purpose of this course is to bring systems thinking to bear on political dynamics. A few simple but powerful mathematical ideas will be taught and applied to a variety of political issues. Students will learn to experiment with dynamics and forecasting on personal computers, using primarily graphical methods. The course is meant to be experimental and applied rather than theoretical. A prerequisite of one prior course in political science is suggested. (Achen)

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Poli. Sci. 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

Section 002 Conflict Resolution in the Middle East. (? credits.)

Instructor(s): Aharon Klieman

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3).May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Prospects for averting, defusing and terminating intercommunal as well as interstate disputes depend upon understanding both the procedural and the substantive side of peacemaking, peacekeeping and post-settlement peace-building. Must all wars end? Just how indispensable are third-party intermediaries the so-called "honest brokers"? Is there a way of identifying "ripeness"? Are "hurting stalemates" the key to diplomatic breakthroughs? Exactly how many peace constructs, or conflict exit strategies are there?

These and other aspects of conflict resolution are discussed through reference to the theoretical literature, and by drawing upon the cumulative experience with war and peace in the conflictual Middle East region, ranging from Cyprus to the Palestine problem, and from Lebanon to the two Persian Gulf conflagrations (Iran-Iraq; Kuwait).

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Poli. Sci. 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

Section 003 The Third World Security Predicament (? credits).

Instructor(s): Dave Stuligross

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two 400-level courses in political science. (1-3).May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Theories of international politics have been informed primarily with reference to (and in an attempt to understand) developed countries. This seminar will focus directly on the ways in which the other 150 states perceive their security requirements, how they act on their perceptions, and why. It appears that, frequently, different states "similarly situated in the international political system" respond differently.

This seminar will develop comparative analytical tools institutional competition, resources, legitimacy, and more that will enable students to explain such variations. This kind of analysis requires deep research into one or a few countries; the geographic focus of the course will be determined largely by the interests of the seminar participants, whose research, presentations, and discussions will constitute a substantial portion of the seminar.

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Poli. Sci. 513/Soc. 513. Practicum in Survey Research.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Valentino

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 513.001.

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Poli. Sci. 514. The Use of Social Science Computer Programs.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Won-Ho Park (wpark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 499. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/514/001.nsf

An introductory course that introduces new graduate students to the use of computing resources at Michigan, including discussing the statistical packages that are used in introductory methods courses. Topics considered include how the computer can be used to analyze social science data. Instruction will be provided in the use of statistical packages, conferencing, and electronic mail.

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Poli. Sci. 529/Public Policy 529. Statistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stanley Sedo (sasedo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior coursework in calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math 413, and permission of instructor. Previous coursework in statistics is not required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 529.001.

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Poli. Sci. 560/Public Policy 560. Foreign Policy and the Management of International Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jude Collin Hays (jchays@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/spp/pubpol/560/001.nsf

See Public Policy Studies 560.001.

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Poli. Sci. 585/Public Policy 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ann Lin (annlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 585.001.

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Poli. Sci. 585/Public Policy 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Dan Carpenter (dancarp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 585.002.

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Poli. Sci. 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science at the 400-level or above and concentration in political science; or graduate standing. Permission of supervising instructor and review by the Department's internship advisor. (2-6). No more than four credits of internship may be included as part of a concentration plan in political science. (EXPERIENTIAL). All internship courses may be elected for a maximum total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Advanced Internship requires careful, individual planning between senior students in Political Science and individual faculty members who approve the internship and provide instruction. To register for the course, the student must complete the internship form and obtain an override to enter the course. The form is available in 7609 or 7621 Haven Hall.

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Poli. Sci. 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

Section 003 Topic? (?credits)

Instructor(s): Helen Graves (hmgraves@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in political science at the 400-level or above and concentration in political science; or graduate standing. Permission of supervising instructor and review by the Department's internship advisor. (2-6). No more than four credits of internship may be included as part of a concentration plan in political science. (EXPERIENTIAL). All internship courses may be elected for a maximum total of eight credits.

Credits: (2-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

University of Michigan Political Science department invites junior and senior political science students to apply for placements with legislators (Democratic/Republican in Lansing), Michigan Senators and Representatives; the Michigan Executive, the Courts, the Bureaucracy; interest groups; legal profession; private sector (governmental affairs offices of the major auto companies); international (Ontario Provincial Legislature, Canadian Consulate); and the Media. Three hours of political science credit (involves 16 hours per week in placement, five seminar sessions with Director, journal assignment, and interview).

What do I get out of the Political Internship program? (1) Preview a career in the political world. (2) Visible, unique work experience for your résumé. (Job interviewers always take note of Political Internships.) (3) A letter of recommendation for Law/Graduate School or job. (4) Networking and leadership training experience. Personal interview is required, contact Helen M. Graves, Ph.D., 5629 Haven Hall, (734) 647-7995 (office) or call (734) 994-5563 (home). E-mail: hmgraves@umich.edu. First come, first serve basis.

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Poli. Sci. 599. Statistical Methods in Political Research I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Burns (nburns@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate Standing; concurrent election of Poli. Sci. 514 is strongly recommended. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the first course in statistics requiring little or no previous exposure to the subject. Topics covered include probability theory, sampling distributions, sampling theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, and strategies of data analysis. P.S. 514, Introduction to the Social Science Computer, is strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with P.S. 599.

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Poli. Sci. 602. Political Thought up to the Early Modern Period.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Arlene Saxonhouse (awsaxon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A study of political theory from the ancient Greek authors through the Reformation from Homer to Luther with Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, and Machiavelli along the way. Emphasis is on the primary texts with occasional readings in secondary sources.

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Poli. Sci. 611. Proseminar in American National Government.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dan Carpenter (dancarp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the major theoretical concepts in the study of American politics. Students will have the opportunity to read books and articles from a wide range of topics, including studies of American legislatures, courts, executives, bureaucracies, elections, mass opinion and behavior, and constitutional law. Several short papers and a seminar paper are the written assignments.

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Poli. Sci. 614. Proseminar in Law and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Steven Dow

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 612 or 613 recommended. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This broadly interdisciplinary course approaches the study of law and the legal system from an array of perspectives, theories, and methodologies and familiarizes students with what these perspectives reveal about the nature and development of law, the functions and consequences of law, and the role of law on social and institutional change. The readings encompass a number of literatures from the diverse fields of political science, sociology, economics, jurisprudence, anthropology, literary criticism, history, philosophy, and criminal justice. Through the readings students will see how these various theories and methodologies both conflict and compliment each other, how they will enrich students' understanding of law, and, finally, how an understanding of these various theories and methodologies will enrich students' research in law and politics.

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Poli. Sci. 619/AAS 519. African Americans and the Politics of Race.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hanes Walton (hantonjr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar in African American Politics is designed to explore in each weekly session a particular conceptual issue that is inherent in the political process. In these sessions we will probe the issue in both its historical antecedents and its contemporary manifestations. And we will look at the intellectual debates and scholarly treatments surrounding these issues particularly where such insights exist.

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Poli. Sci. 623. Proseminar in Municipal Problems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Wright

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The seminar in municipal problems will comprehensively explore in each session the major dilemmas and issues in American cities with populations of at least 100,000 and the leadership strategies political figures utilize to address these dilemmas. We will examine theories or city governance, elitism, mayoral leadership, pluralism, regime theory, urban power, urban government and democracy, among others.

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Poli. Sci. 633. Organization and Social Construction Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martha Feldman (msfeldma@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/649/001.nsf

A proseminar in the social construction theories and how they apply to organizations with a consideration of how these theories relate to other organizational theories. A proseminar in the social construction theories and how they apply to organizations with a consideration of how these theories relate to other organizational theories.

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Poli. Sci. 636/Public Policy 636. Program Evaluation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lawrence Mohr (lmohr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Public Policy 571 or concurrent enrollment in Public Policy 633. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Public Policy Studies 636.001.

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Poli. Sci. 637/Public Policy 637. Program Evaluation II

(Credits ?).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Poli. Sci. 636 and permission of instructor. (2-4).

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Poli. Sci. 641. Proseminar in Comparative Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Widner (jwidner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This proseminar is designed to provide the participants with an overview of important topics in comparative politics. Each week, the participants will discuss an area of the scholarly literature, usually focusing on a major theoretical controversy. We will examine basic methodological questions, competing or alternative conceptual frameworks, and the development of theory.

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Poli. Sci. 649. Proseminar in the Governments and Politics of Latin America.

Section 001 Electoral Behavior in Latin America

Instructor(s): Jose Molina (jmolina@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/polsci/649/001.nsf

This seminar provides an intensive analysis of comparative and theoretical issues raised by a selection of recent work in and on the politics of Latin America. Specific issues likely to concern us throughout are the following: understanding struggles to control the links among levels of analysis and action (elite-mass, popular-institutional, state-party-movement-community) political debates over the meaning of institutions and themes such as the military, social movements, religion, political parties, and insurgencies; assessing the validity of various approaches to the study of democratization; and examining data from a range of cases and countries including Brazil and the Southern Cone, the Andean region (especially Peru), Central America, and Mexico. Throughout, we will address critical issues of theory, alternative methodologies, and possibilities for comparative work.

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Poli. Sci. 651. Proseminar in Political Economy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Franzese (franzese@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~franzese/PS651.SYL.9899.html

This course is intended as an introduction to positive macro political economy. Specifically, it focuses upon how certain political configurations (institutions, structures, etc.) and events (elections, coups, etc.) systematically produce certain sorts of economic policies and upon how these configurations and events might condition the effects of those policies. In other words, the class takes political economy primarily to mean the politics and economics of macro- and international economic policy-making as opposed to (at least) three other broad areas of

inquiry also referred to as political economy: (a) the (micro-)economics of politics, which studies how self-interested, rational policy-makers make choices in a politicized environment, employing the utility-maximization theories and tools of microeconomics; (b) normative political economy, which studies, alternatively, what economic policy should be enacted so as to produce ideal effects or what policy would be enacted under some set of ideal circumstances which do not necessarily (and often cannot) obtain; and (c) the political consequences of economic outcomes wherein political effects are treated as outputs of (usually exogenous) economic causes, e.g., the impact of unemployment on presidential-approval. Course materials will be several books & a reading pack of articles and selections from books. It will meet once a week for discussion sessions and will involve weekly (very) short papers and a seminar/research paper.

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Poli. Sci. 660. Proseminar in World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paul Huth (phuth@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the scholarly literature in the field of world politics. In the course we will examine a broad range of substantive topics which cut across economic and military security relations between states. Furthermore, students will be introduced to alternative theoretical approaches to the study of world politics as well as different methods for conducting empirical research. The focus of the course is on introducing students to the primary areas of scholarly research in the field and to debates both theoretical and empirical which exist in the literature. Students will be expected to write several short papers, participate in seminar discussions on a regular basis, and take a final exam

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Poli. Sci. 661. Proseminar in Theory Building in World Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Douglas Lemke (dlemke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. No prior knowledge of formal models or of formal modeling techniques is required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course begins with a discussion of the role theory plays in international politics research, and how we evaluate and compare these theories. We then will turn our attention for the bulk of the academic term to detailed consideration of how general theory as well as theories of specific aspects of international politics have developed. This section of the course will heavily emphasize the role formal deductive theorizing has played in the development of international relations theory. No prior knowledge of formal models or of formal modeling techniques is required. Grades will be awarded based on a series of short papers, seminar participation and a final examination.

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Poli. Sci. 680. Proseminar in Behavioral Research Methods.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Donald Kinder (drkinder@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/PS680/index.html

This course is designed as an introduction to study design, strategies, data collection, and measurement in empirical political science. Emphasis is placed on eclecticism and demonstration by example. Oral presentations and discussion are a regular part of the course. Requirements include a series of brief papers plus a longer paper due at the end of the term, which usually takes the form of a complete, detailed, and polished research proposal.

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Poli. Sci. 682. Democratization in Global Perspectives.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald Inglehart (rfi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a broadly comparative seminar, focusing on a major theoretical theme that cuts across all areas of the world. The seminar starts with a discussion of basic concepts concerning how democratization has taken place historically, dealing with relationships between democratic institutions and economic development, social and cultural change. We will then examine the problems of establishing democratic institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, East Asia, and in developing societies. The discussion of the role of political culture will draw on the findings from the World Values survey, carried out in 66 nations around the world.

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Poli. Sci. 685/Soc. 651. Proseminar in Electoral Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gregory Markus (gmarkus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gmarkus/ps685f00.html

Sociology 651 surveys theory and research on voting other forms of political participation. The context is primarily but not exclusively the U.S., at both the national and local levels.

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Poli. Sci. 686. Proseminar in Public Opinion.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ted Brater

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar is as much about the study of public opinion as about public opinion itself. The course briefly considers the meaning and measurement of the concept and the origins of contemporary research. The course examines a number of critical, classic debates about mass beliefs with implications for the quality of democratic citizenship, including voter rationality, political tolerance, racial attitudes and party identification. The course then review more recent efforts to explain and model opinion formation economic or identity-driven, self-interested or symbolic, cognitive or emotional, including the impact of the mass media, election campaigns, and the social and political context. Finally the course considers the larger consequences of public opinion, including aggregate and long-term shifts, as well as the responsiveness of political leaders to opinion polls.

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Poli. Sci. 691. Directed Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A directed reading on a topic of the student's choice.

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Poli. Sci. 701. Selected Concepts in Political Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Claudia Ritter

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intensive discussions of the different meanings, functions, and relationships to entire theoretical systems of such key concepts from political theory as authority, obligation, justice, oppression, equality, ideology, and others.

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Poli. Sci. 736/Public Policy 736. Poverty and Inequality.

Instructor(s): Mary Corcoran (marycor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/spp/pubpol/736/001.nsf

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Poli. Sci. 741. Seminar in Comparative Politics.

Section 001 Politics of Economic Change

Instructor(s): Jennifer Widner (jwidner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a research seminar in comparative government and politics.

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Poli. Sci. 760. Research in World Politics.

Section 001 INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT.

Instructor(s): James Morrow

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar tests research designs for doctoral dissertations in World Politics and for Master's essays.

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Poli. Sci. 790/Soc. 751. Techniques of Dynamic Analysis.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Pol. Sci. 787. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an introduction to the statistical analysis of time series in political science. Topics will include elementary stochastic difference equations, ARIMA modeling and intervention analysis, rational expectations, causality testing, unit root testing, cointegration, and error-correction models.

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Poli. Sci. 825/Hist. 825/Anthro. 825/Chinese 825/Econ. 825/Soc. 825. Seminar in Chinese History and Society.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Either language knowledge (Chinese or Japanese) or Hist. 544 or Pol. Sci. 455. Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 825.001.

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Poli. Sci. 846/Doctoral 846 (Social Work)/AAS 846. Poverty, the Underclass, and Public Policy

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mary Corcoran (marycor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Doctoral standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will examine the nature and extent of poverty in the U.S., its causes and consequences, and the antipoverty effects of existing and proposed government programs and policies. The types of questions to be addressed include the following: What is poverty? Who is in the underclass? Why is poverty so persistent? Why are poverty rates for minorities so high? What are the goals and purposes of social welfare programs? How did they grow and what did they accomplish during the War on Poverty and Great Society era? How has the Clinton Administration changed the nature of anti-poverty policy? What is the feminization of poverty? What are its causes and consequences? What will the new federally mandated time limits on welfare accomplish? What are the interrelationships between poverty, family structure, labor market conditions and public policies? Is there a culture of poverty? Is poverty passed on from generation to generation?

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Poli. Sci. 891. Directed Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed research on a topic of the student's choice.

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Poli. Sci. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Poli. Sci. 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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Poli. Sci. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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