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Political Science

Topics in Politics: The Two Dimensions of Electoral Politics

Political Science 4331 - Spring 2021

Why do elected officials behave the way do? Why can't legislators from single party agree to support the same policy solution? Why do voters in some countries get to choose from a wide array of parties while voters in another country are stuck choosing between two parties that are hard to distinguish from one another? Electoral systems are made up of rules that govern a host of issues related to how elections work. These rules have effects on interparty politics and intraparty politics. Aspects of intraparty politics we will explore include the relationship between supporters and a party and the relationship between party leaders and rank-and-file politicians. Aspects of interparty politics we will explore include the number of political parties that exist, their relative size, and their position on an ideological continuum.
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSC

Section 01

Topics in Politics: The Two Dimensions of Electoral Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Crisp
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