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POLI 4393 How Dysfunctional Is American Politics? (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

On constantly hears that contemporary American politics is “dysfunctional” and our government “gridlocked.” Many people argue that as a consequence we need fundamental constitutional change. This course examines a variety of critiques of American politics—left, right, and center—and the corresponding proposals for reform. It assesses the accuracy of these arguments and the merits of reform proposals.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick

Prerequisites: Students must have previously enrolled in an upper-level American Politics course. and Permission of instructor required

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Last Updated: 05-Feb-16