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American Political Development, 1865-present (POLISCI 421R)

221A

In this reading-intensive course, we will conduct a wide-ranging survey of major transformations in the American political system in the post-Civil War period. Our inquiries about these transformations will focus on the origins of the modern administrative state, the interactive role of the state and social movements, and changes in the party system. We¿ll examine these developments not only to understand institutional change, but to learn how changing institutions have shaped the behavior of the American electorate.

Subject: 
POLISCI
Course ID: 
212 037
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit