POLS 002. American Politics

How do American institutions and political processes work? To what extent do they produce democratic, egalitarian, or rational outcomes? The course examines the exercise and distribution of political power. Topics include presidential leadership and elections; legislative politics; the role of the Supreme Court; federalism; parties, interest groups, and movements; public policy; the politics of class, race, and gender; voting; mass media; and public discontent with government.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Reeves. Valelly.
Spring 2018. Reeves.
Fall 2018. Valelly.Staff.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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