17.578 Elections and Political Representation in the Developing World


Class Info

Focuses on the theoretical and empirical study of elections, representation, and governance in non-industrialized democratic societies. Surveys the contemporary literature on topics such as party systems, clientelism, electorally-motivated violence, ethnic politics, and federalism.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.578 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Hidalgo.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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