17.263 Electoral Politics, Public Opinion, and Democracy


Class Info

Considers the role of elections in American politics. Issues explored include empirical and theoretical models of electoral competition, the effect of elections on public policy, and proposals to improve elections. Special emphasis is given to mass voting behavior, political parties, the media, and campaign finance. Subject focuses on US elections, but provides some contrasts with other countries, especially the United Kingdom.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.263 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by A. Berinsky.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays in 66-144.

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

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