17.261 Congress and the American Political System II


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Analyzes the development of the US Congress by focusing on the competing theoretical lenses through which legislatures have been studied. Particularly compares sociological and economic models of legislative behavior, applying those models to floor decision-making, committee behavior, political parties, relations with other branches of the Federal government, and elections. Students taking the graduate version are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.

This class has 17.251 as a prerequisite.

17.261 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Stewart.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesdays in E53-485.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the Congressional Politics II (17.261/17.262) site or on the 17.261 Stellar site.

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