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Courses in Political Science


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POLSCI 400. Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andreas Kalyvas

Prerequisites: 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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POLSCI 406. American Political Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anne Manuel (amanuel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/406/001.nsf

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, capitalist labor market organization, 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 originated, 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. Course requirements will consist of take-home essays and in-class written group assignments.

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POLSCI 407. Marxism and 20th Century Radicalism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): G.N. Harding

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course could be subtitled "The Soviet Experiment"; not because it is a class on Soviet politics, but on the the evolution and implications of Marxist/commmunist ideas.

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POLSCI 409. Twentieth Century Political Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mika Lavaque-Manty (mmanty@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/409/001.nsf

This course offers a chronological survey of some central contributions to contemporary political thought. Its premise is that 20th-century political thinkers have offered us different (a) vocabularies to understand modern political world and (b) arguments for why and how we should try to change that world. Beginning with the German sociologist Max Weber and ending with the South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, the course draws from contributions outside political theory proper. Since most of the 20th-century political thought consists of developments of and reactions to the 19th-century legacies of liberalism and Marxism, familiarity with the key theories in modern political thought is strongly recommended. The course is writing-intensive.

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POLSCI 410. American Policy Processes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Bernstein

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers the actors and institutions involved in the process of making policy in the United States. We focus most heavily on Congress and the president, although we also look at the bureaucracy, the courts, interest groups and the media. We also spend some time looking at the stages of the policy process, such as agenda setting, legitimation, implementation and evaluation.

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POLSCI 413. American Constitutional Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mark E Brandon

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Prerequisites: Some background in American history, American institutional politics, or political theory is desirable, but not required. 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.

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POLSCI 413. American Constitutional Politics.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Francene M Engel (fengel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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POLSCI 415. The American Chief Executive.

Section 001 The American Presidency

Instructor(s): Scott James

Prerequisites: Pol. Sci. 111, 410, or 411; or junior standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/415/001.nsf

This course is an inquiry into the origins, structure, and operation of the modern American presidency. Its purpose is to familiarize students with the concepts and issues at the center of contemporary political science scholarship on the presidency. Three normative concerns broadly guide the organization of this course: First, generally speaking, do Americans get the kind of president they want? Put differently, what are the qualities we expect our presidents to possess in office and how successfully do our electoral institutions select for such individuals? Second, what are the determinants of effective presidential leadership? That is to say, why are some presidents more successful than others at exerting their influence over the governing process? And third, what is the proper role of the presidency in the contemporary American political system? Are the powers of the presidency adequate to the tasks expected of presidents? Does the growth of presidential power present a challenge to traditional notions of republican government? We will begin with an examination of the constitutional origins of the presidency. What role did the Framers intend the president to play in the American political system, and to what extent did the early presidency conform to these expectations? Subsequent weeks will focus on the nature of the modern presidency. Topics will include presidential selection, the elements of presidential power and authority, the presidency and the party system, and the institutional presidency.

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POLSCI 417. Legislative Process.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffery Bernstein

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses primarily on the U.S. Congress. We will look at congressional elections, congressional procedures and the policies they generate, and how Congress relates to the other branches of government. Congress' members must make laws for the nation as a whole, but also must represent the narrow, parochial interests of their districts. We will pay much attention this term to questions about how Congress manages to make responsible policies while remaining responsive to the electorate.

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POLSCI 420 / COMM 484. Mass Media and Political Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nicholas A Valentino (nvalenti@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Communication Studies 484.001.

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POLSCI 423. Politics of the Metropolis.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gmarkus/ps423f01.html

This course examines the political life of American cities and the metropolitan regions in which they are embedded. Relevant institutions include city government, public authorities, the business sector, nonprofit agencies and organizations, neighborhood groups, and more. Issues include city and regional governance, economic development, urban sprawl, the provision of public services, and the ways that race, ethnicity, and social class are implicated in these and other issues.

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POLSCI 428 / ASIAN 428 / PHIL 428 / SOC 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Mary Gallagher (metg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/428/001.nsf

This course seeks to understand the present driving forces and future prospects for the most populous country in the world. The course is divided into three sections. The first analyzes the modern history of China to determine the influences of the past on present-day China. The second part looks at the post-1949 Chinese state. Special attention is paid to elite decision-making processes, the structure of China's bureaucratic apparatus, the relationships between the Chinese Communist Party and the government, tensions between the national government and localities, and the role of the military. The final section builds upon the first two to examine the challenges faced by China's leaders in several issue-areas, including the ongoing reform of the economy, China's environmental policy, state-society relations, and China's foreign relations. There will be a midterm, final exam, and one research paper.

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POLSCI 432. Law and Public Policy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marvin Krislov

Prerequisites: Two courses in political science, including Pol. Sci. 111 or its equivalent. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/432/001.nsf

This course will focus on the ways our courts do and do not intervene in politics and the political process, both on the federal and state level. Topics to be covered include: the regulation of voting, voting rights, the Census, Congressional reapportionment, campaign finance, and the selection (or election) of federal and state judges. Students will be asked to write several short papers or memoranda.

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POLSCI 441. Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/441/001.nsf

This course examines the politics of developed democracies: i.e., those where day-to-day political struggle occurs within the boundaries defined by broadly unchallenged commitments to relatively free-market capitalism and relatively liberal democracy. This is not a course in current or past events in these countries. Rather we analyze certain systematic, (social) scientific regularities evidenced in the politics of advanced capitalist democracies. In this positive (non-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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POLSCI 443. Selected Topics in Western European Politics.

Section 001 Politics of the European Union

Instructor(s): Kenneth W Kollman (kkollman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Any 100-level course in political science or upperclass standing. (3). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we seek to understand the historical development, political institutions, and philosophical underpinnings of the European Union. Topics will include federalism, different notions of sovereignty, studies of contemporary decision-making in the Union, and assessments of democratic institutions in Europe. Prominent points of debate, such as monetary union, trade policies, environmental policies, enlargement policies, and defense policies, will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the contemporary debates on changes to the decision-making institutions in the Union.

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POLSCI 448. Politics and Society in Latin America.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/448/001.nsf

After an analysis of the common historical background of the region, this course will consider the current characteristics of democratic government in Latin America, its achievements, shortcomings, and future prospects. 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, Cuba, and Venezuela will be examined closely.

Evaluations will be based on class attendance and participation, one book report (about 2000 words long), one 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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POLSCI 452. Israeli Society and Politics.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/452/001.nsf

Despite its small size, Israel encapsulates many issues of general importance in political life. This course should give you an understanding both of major topics in political analysis political culture, proportional representation, coalition formation, ethnopolitics, the interplay of religion and politics as well as of society and politics in Israel, a relatively new state in a very old land.

Among the topics dealt with are Zionism, the political culture of the pre-state Jewish population, institutions, elites, parties, political behavior, political socialization, ethnic and religious minorities, the political impact of immigration, religion and politics, and domestic factors in the Arab-Israeli dispute.

Requirements include a final examination and a choice of a midterm exam or a modest research paper.

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POLSCI 454. Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Allen Hicken

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/454/001.nsf

Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic and complex regions, and is of growing importance on the global stage. This course offers an introduction to the region for advanced undergraduates; it is also an introduction to some of the broader political, economic, and environmental issues in the developing world.

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POLSCI 456. Government and Politics of Japan.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John C Campbell

Prerequisites: Pol. Sci. 140, 440, or 450. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/456/001.nsf

Japan is an ever-more interesting country to study, due both to its obvious importance, and to the fact that it is the only post-industrial non-western country. This course offers an overview of contemporary Japanese politics, designed for students with a general interest in Japan as well as political science concentrators. Special attention is given to how politics has affected and been affected by cultural patterns, social organization, economic growth, and Japan's position in the world. Grading will be by examination and short papers.

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POLSCI 459 / CAAS 449. African Politics.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: AAS 200 recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jwidner/ps459.html

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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POLSCI 460. Problems in World Politics.

Section 001 Political Responses to Economic Globalization

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/460/001.nsf

This course is about globalization politics. It explores the political responses within the advanced industrial democracies to the globalization of markets and the likely policy consequences of these responses. We begin with an examination of recent trends in the development of international trade and financial markets. We consider how these changes are impacting different people and groups within society and examine how they are responding politically. We focus specifically on how individual attitudes about economic integration and trade are changing in Europe and the United States and how the behavior of organized interests, like labor unions, is evolving. We also examine how politicians, political parties, and governments are responding to globalization. How serious is the emerging globalization backlash? Will it be a political force? To help answer these difficult questions we look to the past and compare the current situation with the globalization backlash of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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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POLSCI 460. Problems in World Politics.

Section 002 Theories of International Relations

Instructor(s): James Morrow (jdmorrow@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/460/002.nsf

This course surveys theories of international politics in the areas of security and political economy. Different approaches to understanding why war occurs will be analyzing to determine what those theories predict and whether the predictions match reality. The predictions will also be connected to historical cases to understand how theories seek to explain those cases. Course requirements will be midterm and final examininations and several short papers.

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POLSCI 469. Politics of International Economic Relations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martin Edwards

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/469/001.nsf

This seminar is designed to expose students to many of the ongoing debates in American Foreign Policy. We will start by discussing context; the nature of the international environment, the case for US leadership abroad, and the debate over the Clinton legacy. Following this, we will focus on process: which actors can (and should) have influence over policy choice and policy outcomes. Finally, we turn to specific issues: democracy promotion, the China debate, nuclear proliferation, trade policy, support for the International Financial Institutions, and economic sanctions. Though the course addresses current events, our goal is to bring social science research techniques to bear on these questions. To this end, students will develop a project over the semester in close collaboration with the instructor and write a 20-25 page research paper. Students will also be required to lead class discussion for a given week.

Books:

  • James M. Scott, Editor, After the End: Making US Foreign Policy in the Post Cold War World (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998) ISBN 0-8223-2266-8
  • I.M. Destler and Peter J. Balint, The New Politics of American Trade: Trade, Labor, and the Environment (Washington DC: Institute for International Economics, 1999) ISBN 0-88132-269-5
  • Some sort of reader, TBD
  • *STRONGLY RECOMMENDED* Stephen Van Evera, Guide for Methods for Students of Political Science (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997) ISBN: 0-8014-8457-X

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    POLSCI 472. International Security Affairs.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Paul K Huth

    Prerequisites: Two courses in political science. (3). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

    Credits: (3).

    Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/472/001.nsf

    In this course students will study three topics related to international security affairs: (1) The conditions under which states are able to resolve long-standing disputes through negotiated settlements; (2) the impact of democratic political institutions on diplomacy and the use of military force by state leaders; and (3) the effectiveness of policies of deterrence in preventing war. Readings will focus on basic research on each of these topics while lectures will supplement the readings by considering how current international events and US foreign policy behavior compare with the findings of more basic research. All students may also elect the advanced writing option in addition to the required exams. If students select the writing option, they will be required to write three papers over the course of the term.

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    POLSCI 482 / ECON 483. Positive Political Economy.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Econ. 401. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    See Economics 483.001.

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    POLSCI 483. American Political Parties and Electoral Problems.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Ted Brader (tbrader@umich.edu)

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

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/483/001.nsf

    In this course we consider the importance of political parties for democracy and the nature of party politics in the United States. We seek a broad understanding of what American parties are, how they are operate, and how they have evolved. We are particularly concerned with the significance of parties for elections and representation across national, state, and local governments. Class will consist of both lecture and discussion, and evaluations will be based on a combination of exams and papers.

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    POLSCI 487. Psychological Perspectives on Politics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Cara J Wong (cjwong@umich.edu)

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

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    Explanations of political phenomena often rest on psychological assumptions. Studies of leadership, decision-making, socialization, public opinion and voting, violence and revolution, and propaganda and persuasion all have a psychological base. The purpose of this lecture course is to survey major currents of theoretical and empirical work in the psychological analysis of politics. Extensive background in political science and psychology courses is NOT required. Grades will be based on examinations and papers.

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    POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

    Section 001 Media Effects and Public Opinion. (3 credits).

    Instructor(s): Ted Brader (tbrader@umich.edu)

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

    Credits: (1-3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/489/001.nsf

    In this course we examine the effects of the media on the beliefs, values, and choices of citizens. We will review evidence of media influence in a number of areas: public priorities and evaluations of government; attitudes toward foreign policy; formation of group identities and stereotypes; support for public policies; learning about and choosing candidates in elections. The course considers the impact of newspapers, radio, TV, and the Internet, and covers special topics such as campaign advertising, debates, films, cartoons, and ordinary discussion. Class will consist of lecture and discussion, and evaluations will be based on exams and papers.

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    POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

    Section 002 Development of American Political Institutions. (3 credits)

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

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

    Credits: (1-3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/489/002.nsf

    A survey of developments in the party system, Congress and the bureaucracy from Reconstruction through the New Deal. The solidification of the two-party system, the rise of congressional committee power and the seniority system, the building of the modern budgetary process, and the origins of the welfare state and regulatory state will be studied using three theoretical approaches rational choice, historical institutionalism, and critical theory.

    This course surveys the historical evolution of three American political institutions the party system, Congress, and the bureaucratic state. We will cover the period from Reconstruction through the New Deal, or 1870-1940, roughly speaking. Throughout the term we will attempt to answer several core questions concerning American political institutions. What are institutions and how do they shape our political life? How did we get the institutions we have today the two party system, the congressional seniority system, interest groups, the welfare state, the regulatory state? How can we account for institutional change? And how can attention to the history of American political institutions help us to understand the dilemmas now facing the American political system?

    To address these questions we will study closely important facets of the three institutions listed above. Among other things, we will ask how changing party structures led to voting realignments, we will trace the rise of the seniority system and committee structures in Congress, and we will gauge the implications of the professionalization of the American civil service. In other words, we will study "institutions within institutions."

    In lectures and discussion, we will also consider three approaches to the study of American political institutions and their evolution. The first, the rational-choice or transactions-cost approach, argues that institutions develop and change in response to changing preferences and patterns of transactions in American society at any given time. The second approach, the historical institutionalist approach, suggests that institutional changes are driven by party officials, elites and bureaucrats who have their own preferences and who act independently of societal forces. The final approach we will consider is a critical-theoretical approach which asks whether American political institutions can be seen as subordinating schemes which divide and repress people along lines of class, race and gender. In this vein, we will consider feminist, Marxist and race-centered analyses of the institutions of American politics. An important part of the course will be our cooperative assessment of the strengths and limitations of these approaches in light of the historical development of American institutions.

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    POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

    Section 003 Current Issues in European Politics.

    Instructor(s): Anton Pelinka

    Prerequisites: 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.

    No Description Provided.

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    POLSCI 489. Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science.

    Section 004.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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.

    No Description Provided.

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    POLSCI 513 / SOC 513. Practicum in Survey Research.

    Section 001 Detroit Area Study Research Practicum

    Instructor(s): Robert Marans

    Prerequisites: (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    See Sociology 513.001.

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    POLSCI 514. The Use of Social Science Computer Programs.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s):

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

    Credits: (1).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/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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    POLSCI 529 / PUBPOL 529. Statistics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 560 / PUBPOL 560. Foreign Policy and the Management of International Relations.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Jude C Hays

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    See Public Policy Studies 560.001.

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    POLSCI 585 / PUBPOL 585. Political Environment of Policy Analysis.

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

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/585/002.nsf

    See Public Policy Studies 585.

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    POLSCI 591. Advanced Internship in Political Science.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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.

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    POLSCI 598. Mathematics for Political Scientists.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Scott Page (spage@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. The level of mathematical sophistication presumed is high school algebra. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course attempts to equip students with basic mathematical tools necessary for the study of advanced statistical methods, game theory, and other types of formal modeling. Topics include set theory, matrix algebra, differential calculus, optimization, and integral calculus. The level of mathematical sophistication presumed is high school algebra.

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    POLSCI 599. Statistical Methods in Political Research I.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: 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. POLSCI 514, Introduction to the Social Science Computer, is strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with POLSCI 599.

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    POLSCI 601. Philosophy of Social Science.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Mika LaVaque-Manty (mmanty@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mmanty/601http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/601/001.nsf

    This seminar explores classical questions in the philosophy of social science. General themes include the nature and models of explanation; conceptions of rationality, objectivity, and justification. We shall consider how these themes help illustrate (and obscure) contemporary controversies such as the debates about the nature of political science and about the relationship of rational choice and evolutionary psychology to political science. Seminar participants are welcome to explore their own research interests from a meta-level perspective.

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    POLSCI 604. Democratic Theory.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course will approach democratic theory from the perspective of "Who is the citizen" and "What is the role of the citizen" in democratic societies and conclude with the challenges to democratic conceptions of citizenship that emerged in the twentieth century. Readings will begin with works from ancient Athens, include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Mill, and consider the challenges posed by, among others, Freud, Michels, Mosca, Lippmann and more contemporary work in political science and on deliberative democracy.

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    POLSCI 611. Proseminar in American National Government.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Kenneth Kollman (kkollman@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 613. Proseminar in Public Law.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Francene Engels (fengel@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This is a seminar in constitutional theory and interpretation. Many of the materials for the seminar will pertain to the experience of the United States, but students are encouraged to make theoretical and comparative connections that move beyond the American context.

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    POLSCI 619 / CAAS 519. African Americans and the Politics of Race.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Hanes Walton Jr

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    See Political Science 619.001.

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    POLSCI 623. Proseminar in Municipal Problems.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 631. Proseminar in Administrative Organization and Organizational Behavior.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Martha Feldman

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/631/001.nsf

    This seminar explores macro-organization theory with an emphasis on how it can help us understand behavior within organizations. The course is designed to provide basic background for people who plan to use organization theory in their dissertations and as preparation for preliminary exams. It is a survey course, covering a large number of topics in moderate detail. Topics are organized using Scott's typology of rational, natural and open systems. Two themes are developed throughout the course to provide perspective on the broad sweep of organization theory. One is how the development of organization theory informs our understanding of decision making. The other is how organization theory treats and helps us understand marginality. Assignments include writing think pieces about how to use concepts to do research in the student's area of interest and writing summaries of the readings that cumulate to a file of prelim notes available to all students in the course. Class members will also generate a list of possible dissertation questions relevant to each of the topics covered during the term.

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    POLSCI 636 / PUBPOL 636. Program Evaluation I.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Mohr

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 641. Proseminar in Comparative Politics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Jennifer A Widner

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jwidner/ps641.html

    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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    POLSCI 645. Proseminar in the Government and Politics of Eastern Europe.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    The goal of the course is to introduce graduate students to the politics of Eastern Europe. Students should gain an appreciation of the excitement, intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the politics of the area. Assuming that most students have no previous familiarity with the area, we begin by analyzing the major problems of interwar Eastern Europe, problems which set the agenda for post-war and even contemporary politics. We study the evolution of the Communist systems, trying to understand why they became increasingly differentiated from each other after the 1950s and broke down in 1989. We also examine the transitions from communist systems in the post-Communist era. Comparisons are made within the region and between the region and the former USSR and other areas of the world with roughly similar developmental problems.

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    POLSCI 649. Politics and Society in Latin America.

    Section 001 Electoral Behavior in Latin Am

    Instructor(s): Jose E Molina

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/649/001.nsf

    The seminar will examine to what extent the dominant approaches in the field of voting behavior, are useful in explaining electoral results and party systems in the region. Using survey data we will analyze the influence of socio-demographic, attitudinal, institutional, and "rational" factors on elections in several countries. Besides participating in class, students will be asked to write a paper analyzing recent elections and voting behavior at least in one Latin American country.

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    POLSCI 651. Proseminar in Political Economy.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

    Credits: (2).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course is intended as an introduction to positive macro political economy. Specifically, we will analyze how certain political configurations (institutions, interest structures, etc.) and events (elections, coups, etc.) systematically produce certain patterns of economic policies and upon how these configurations and events might condition the effects of those policies.

    Thus, the course 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 called 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 and game-theoretic 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 include classic and recent political economy book and article selections. Class will meet once a week for discussion sessions and will involve weekly (very) short "intellectual-reaction" papers and a seminar/research paper.

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    POLSCI 653 / AAPTIS 653. Proseminar in Middle East Politics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Mark Tessler

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course combines an introduction to the logic of comparative political analysis with a concern for the interaction between systematic social science and area studies as scholarly paradigms. Attention will also be given to the individual as a unit of analysis in comparative social research. These themes will be addressed with reference to developing countries in general and the Arab Middle East in particular. Specific topics to be examined include political development, governance and democratization, and politically-salient considerations pertaining to culture, gender, and religion. Some attention will also be given to selected aspects of international relations. The first three-quarters of the seminar will be devoted to reading and discussion, followed by an examination. The remaining weeks will be devoted to the design by each student of an original research project that is theoretical, data-based, and comparative. These projects, which students will design but not be required to carry out, should focus on one or more of the topics covered in class.

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    POLSCI 654. Comparative Studies in Religion, Politics and Culture.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Daniel Levine (dhldylan@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This graduate seminar combines attention to changing patterns of religion, culture, and politics with a sustained effort to track debates in the "field" and to evaluate theories, methods, and orientations. A comparative perspective is essential on both counts. This means that the net we cast must be broad based and self-consciously interdisciplinary. I take this twin focus very seriously. Everyone is expected to read carefully, and with a critical eye and to participate actively, both in discussions and in writing. Everyone is urged to explore at least two (hopefully more) cases in some depth. We can and should discuss what "case" means.

    We will work on and evaluate theoretical studies, comparative work, and empirical materials from a wide range of cultures, traditions and regions.

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    POLSCI 656. Proseminar in Chinese Government and Politics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Kenneth Lieberthal (kliebert@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This seminar provides an in-depth review of the literature on the Chinese political system including guiding principles, elite politics, bureaucratic structure, policy process, state-society relations, evolution over time, and impending challenges. The seminar will require class presentations and a research paper. No prior background on China is required.

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    POLSCI 659 / CAAS 651. Proseminar in Governments and Politics of Africa.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/659/001.nsf

    This seminar explores important debates in the study of African politics, introducing the "canon" or conventional wisdom as well as new perspectives. Practical research problems as well as substantive issues.

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    POLSCI 660. Proseminar in World Politics.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): James D Morrow (jdmorrow@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/660/001.nsf

    This course introduces the graduate student to the research frontiers of world politics. It proceeds by covering important books and recent areas of research in international conflict and political economy. The class is conducted as a seminar to discuss the readings and possible research topics that follow from those readings. Students are expected to write a number of short papers and a final research design paper.

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    POLSCI 662. Classical Theories of World Politics.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be elected for credit twice.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This seminar attempts to provide students with a better understanding of current debates in the literature on world politics by placing them in the context of the evolution of international politics theory from traditional political philosophy through the twentieth century classics such as Carr, Wolfers, and Morgenthau to such contemporaries and near-contemporaries as Deutsch, Jervis, Organski and Schelling.

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    POLSCI 672. International Peace and Security Affairs.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/672/001.nsf

    In this seminar we will study a number of theoretical and empirical issues related to understanding the national security policies of states. A broad range of topics will be covered including the theory and practice of deterrence and arms control, alliance behavior, coercive diplomacy, international peacekeeping operations, and the domestic sources of security policy. To address these topics empirical evidence will be drawn from US-Soviet security policy in the post-war period, European Great Power relations in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the security policies of Third World states.

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    POLSCI 680. Proseminar in Behavioral Research Methods.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    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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    POLSCI 681. Proseminar in Empirical Theory and Method.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Arthur (Skip) Lupia

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course provides an opportunity for students to acquire a basic set of skills that are sufficient to read and write formal models in political science. At the outset, we discuss the role of logical reasoning in scientific argument. We then explore the structural and substantive foundations of cooperative and non-cooperative game theory and end by surveying recent applications. Throughout, we ask how insights from other social sciences, particularly those exploring the cognitive antecedents of choice behaviors, can make models more persuasive. Grades are based on class participation, problem sets, a class project, and a final exam.

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    POLSCI 682. Democratization in Global Perspectives.

    Section 001.

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

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This seminar will examine the basic literature and recent findings on democratization, starting with its background in Western advanced industrial societies and then examining its prospects in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, Latin America, and Africa. We will seek to answer three questions: "What are the essential characteristics of democracy?" "What conditions are conducive to the emergence and survival of democracy?" and "What good is it?"

    Each participant will present three brief essays, each one being a critical discussion of the readings assigned during a given week. These are to be presented orally (in 10-15 minutes) in class during the week of the assignment, with appropriate handouts to guide the discussion; a typed version (4 to 6 pages) will be due the following week. Each of these essays will account for 25% of the final grade; the later essays should reflect a broader comparative perspective than the earlier ones. Well-informed participation in seminar discussions is important, and will count for 25% of the final grade. There will be no exams.

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    POLSCI 688. Selected Topics in Political Science.

    Section 002 Comparative Public Policy

    Instructor(s): Allen Hicken

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/688/002.nsf

    This course introduces students to a variety of literatures that seek to explain public policy, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on economic policy. Issues addressed in the course include preference formation, collective action problems and the role of political institutions/structures in policy making. The course will draw on examples from around the world, but will give special attention to public policy in East Asia and Latin America.

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    POLSCI 691. Directed Reading.

    Instructor(s):

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

    Credits: (1-6).

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    POLSCI 702. Selected Political Theorists.

    Section 001 Marxism: The Ambiguous Legacy

    Instructor(s): Neil Harding

    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course focuses on a continuous debate within socialism between the proponents of socialism as freedom and the advocates of socialism as material welfare. It argues that these two strands generated differing accounts of who we are, and how we know our world. They also tended to produce differing hierarchies of objectives and distinctive institutional forms. These two strands were often uneasily combined as in the pivotal case of Marx. Part of our concern will be to explore whether one strand or the other is more compatible with modernity.

    The course is, in this sense, concerned with this basic question: do we necessarily sell part of our freedom for the security and prosperity that industrial society offers? We will look at these problems in tracing Marx's intellectual development, and then explore how they were refracted in the thought of some of his antecedents, disciples, and critics, for example Saint Simon, Bakunin, Sorel, Lenin, and Gramsci.

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    POLSCI 719. Racial Politics in the United States.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Cara Wong (cjwong@umich.edu)

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

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course is a seminar on racial and ethnic politics in the U.S. It is designed to explore conceptual and methodological issues, while focusing on how racial and ethnic groups shape and are shaped by the American political system. Among the topics to be covered include the meaning of race and ethnicity (and their intersection), the history of racial and immigration politics, prejudice, group identity and consciousness, political representation, and public policy.

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    POLSCI 735 / PUBPOL . Telecommunications Policy.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Caproni

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

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    See Public Policy Studies 735.001.

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    POLSCI 736 / PUBPOL 736. Poverty and Inequality.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Rebecca M Blank

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

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/pubpol/736/001.nsf

    See Public Policy Studies 736.001.

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    POLSCI 755. Seminar in Government and Politics of Japan.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): John Campbell (jccamp@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Previous study of Japanese politics at the graduate level. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    The course will be divided between discussing recent theoretical approaches to Japanese politics, and working on individual research projects, such as current or prospective dissertation research.

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    POLSCI 787. Multivariate Analysis.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): John Jackson (jjacksn@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: Pol. Sci. 699 or equivalent. Graduate standing. (3).

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    No Description Provided.

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    POLSCI 891. Directed Research.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

    Instructor(s): Edie Goldenberg (edieg@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites: 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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    POLSCI 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

    Instructor(s):

    Prerequisites: 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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