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PSCI/INTR 250 Comparative Democratic Representation

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  • Fall 2021
    G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
    Fall 2021 ("W" Optional) — TR 14:00 - 15:15

    This course introduces the concept and practice of political representation in contemporary democracies, focusing largely on the developed world. After discussing goals of representation, it traces representation from the values and electoral behavior of citizens through the formation of legislatures and executives to the implementation of public policies. It compares the consequences of different institutional arrangements and party systems for party and policy congruence, and considers other benefits and costs as well.

  • Fall 2019
    G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
    Fall 2019 ("W" Optional) — TR 11:05 - 12:20
    Course Syllabus

    This course introduces the concept and practice of political representation in contemporary democracies, focusing largely on the developed world. After discussing goals of representation, it traces representation from the values and electoral behavior of citizens through the formation of legislatures and executives to the implementation of public policies. It compares the consequences of different institutional arrangements and party systems for party and policy congruence, and considers other benefits and costs as well.

  • Fall 2018
    G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
    Fall 2018 ("W" Optional) — TR 11:05 - 12:20
    Course Syllabus

    This course introduces the concept and practice of political representation in contemporary democracies, focusing largely on the developed world. After discussing goals of representation, it traces representation from the values and electoral behavior of citizens through the formation of legislatures and executives to the implementation of public policies. It compares the consequences of different institutional arrangements and party systems for party and policy congruence, and considers other benefits and costs as well.

  • Fall 2017
    G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
    Fall 2017 ("W" Optional) — TR 11:05 - 12:20
    Course Syllabus

    This course introduces the concept and practice of political representation in contemporary democracies, focusing largely on the developed world. After discussing goals of representation, it traces representation from the values and electoral behavior of citizens through the formation of legislatures and executives to the implementation of public policies. It compares the consequences of different institutional arrangements and party systems for party and policy congruence, and considers other benefits and costs as well.