2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POL 307 State and Local Politics


3 credits

This course facilitates student comprehension of the role states and localities play in American democracy. We will explore cross-state comparisons of mass and elite political  behavior, parties and interest groups, political institutions, and the most prominent policy issues facing states and localities today. The U.S. states (and often U.S. cities) serve as laboratories of democracy used by other states and the federal government in making their own policy decisions. Our ultimate goal is to understand what political arrangements and what policies work best given the socioeconomic and political contexts in a given state or locality.

Alternate years



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