GOVT 6011

GOVT 6011

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Contemporary politics raise profound questions about the American past and how aspects of it have traveled across time and into the present, shaping US government and politics. This PhD-level seminar uses historical and institutional lenses to examine analytical questions about the origins and development of the American state as well as processes of political change. In Spring 2021, we will explore American political development with an eye toward understanding how threats to democracy have waxed and waned and combined over time, and the implications for the present. We will focus on topics such as political parties and polarization; conflict over belongs, with respect to race and gender; economic inequality; and executive aggrandizement. We will read some classic texts as well as new and recent ones. 

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16746 GOVT 6011   SEM 101

    • W Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online