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PSCI 160 Campaigns & Elections: A Global Perspective

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  • Summer 2016
    Chitralekha Basu
    Summer 2016 — MTWR 9:00 - 12:00

    Summer Session 1 (May 16 - June 10)
    What factors influence vote choice? Why do voters around the world face such different options at the ballot box? Do campaigns matter? In this course, we will explore the social, political and institutional determinants of voting behaviour, and of variation in the number and types of political parties that exist. We will also discuss the different electoral strategies available to politicians around the world - from 'priming' to vote-buying - and discuss the efficacy and prevalence of each. Examples will be drawn from the United States, Western Europe, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

  • Summer 2015
    Chitralekha Basu
    Summer 2015 — MTWR 13:00 - 16:00

    Summer Session 2 (June 29-July 27)
    What factors influence vote choice? Why do voters around the world face such different options at the ballot box? Do campaigns matter? In this course, we will explore the social, political and institutional determinants of voting behavior, and of variation in the number and types of political parties that exist. We will also discuss the different electoral strategies available to politicians around the world - from 'priming' to vote-buying - and discuss the efficacy and prevalence of each. Examples will be drawn from the United States, Western Europe, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.