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17.267 Democracy in America

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

12 Units. HASS-S

Examines the functioning of democracy in the US beginning with the theoretical foundations of democratic representation. Explores how the views of the public influence policy making. Examines factors, such as malapportionment, that lead to non-majoritarian outcomes. Reviews evidence on how well policy outcomes reflect public opinion, and whether certain groups are over or under-represented in the policy process. Discusses reforms that might make our democracy more responsive to the American public.

D. Caughey

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