PS 873 American Political Parties

This graduate seminar provides an examination of political parties in the United States. The literature on parties is vast and is connected to almost every subfield. Our goal is survey what the best and most visible scholarship has to say about parties as they relate to representation, the policy making process, and the connection of citizens to the political process. The readings emphasize topics that are of interest to researchers today, so the material tends to be contemporary rather than classic.