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17.263 Electoral Politics, Public Opinion, and Democracy

Prereq: None
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Fall)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units. HASS-S

Considers the role of elections in American politics. Issues explored include empirical and theoretical models of electoral competition, the effect of elections on public policy, and proposals to improve elections. Special emphasis is given to mass voting behavior, political parties, the media, and campaign finance. Subject focuses on US elections, but provides some contrasts with other countries, especially the United Kingdom.

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...Professor Anne McCants , E51-263, 617-258-6669...beyond the introductory course ( 17.55[J] Introduction...