17.270 American Political Development
Examines the evolution of American national political processes over time: how political culture, governing institutions, and structures of political linkage (parties and organized interests) shape political conflict and public policy. Topics include the evolution of electoral politics and the party system, eras of political reform and state expansion (Populist, Progressive, New Deal, and Great Society), major wars and their effects, and the adaptation of government institutions to crisis and complexity in society and in the economy. Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.
This class has no prerequisites.
17.270 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Caughey.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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