Power & Politics in America

A survey of national political institutions and behavior in the United States, which introduces students to a variety of analytical concepts and approaches useful for the study of domestic politics. Concepts typically covered include public goods and collective action; preference aggregation and the median voter theorem; delegation, representation, and accountability; agenda control; inter-branch bargaining; and the mechanisms of private influence on public policy.

Course Information

POL-UA 300

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Gabor Simonovits
T: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM; T: 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM 194M 301
1
Jonathan D Nagler
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CANT 102
1
Peter Bradley Vining
T: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 194M 308
1
Peter Bradley Vining
R: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 301
1
Steven Rashin
W: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 210
1
Steven Rashin
M: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 194M 308

Spring 2018

1
Nicholas Semi Goldman Haas
R: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM; F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 194M 210
1
Patrick J Egan
MW: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM GCASL C95
1
Peter Bradley Vining
W: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM; W: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 194M 210
1
Shoaib Jillani
R: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM; W: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM 194M 210
1
Steven Rashin
T: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 194M 308
1
Steven Rashin
T: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 301