POL 382 - Parties and Interest Groups in American Politics
The course will explore internal incentive structures of political organizations, including business, professional, trade union and “public interest” groups. The course also examines the processes by which democratic politics enables groups to influence national political institutions. Taught in Washington D.C., the course includes opportunities for students to visit and meet with numerous interest groups working to influence public policy.
Note: Course taken as part of the Semester in Washington, D.C. program.
Course may be applied to the American Studies program.