17.267 Democracy in America
Examines the functioning of democracy in the US beginning with the theoretical foundations of democratic representation. Explores how the views of the public influence policy making. Examines factors, such as malapportionment, that lead to non-majoritarian outcomes. Reviews evidence on how well policy outcomes reflect public opinion, and whether certain groups are over or under-represented in the policy process. Discusses reforms that might make our democracy more responsive to the American public.
This class has no prerequisites.
17.267 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Caughey.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 8-205.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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