17.202 American Political Institutions


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Analyzes the institutions of the American political system, with primary emphasis on the national level. Examines American federalism, political parties, national political institutions, and the policymaking process. Focuses on core works in contemporary American politics and public policy. Critiques both research methodologies and the explicit and implicit theoretical assumptions of such work.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.202 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Warshaw.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Wednesdays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 17.202 was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Graduate Seminar in American Politics II site or on the 17.202 Stellar site.

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