PoliticsPOLI125 Political Organizations in American Politics

Introduces the literature on interest groups and attempts to answer the question: Do such groups promote or hinder American democracy? Class readings and lectures review and assess the participation of interest groups in the electoral process and in Congress, the executive branch, and the courts. Pays particular attention to the role business and environmental groups play in American politics and policy.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

Larry Gerston