PS 836 Formal Models of Domestic Politics

PS 836 covers important formal (game-theoretic) models of domestic politics, including models of electoral competition, special-interest politics, veto players, delegation, coalitions, political agency, regime change, and nondemocracy. The course should be of interest to any …

PS 829 Political Communication

This course examines the role of communication in American politics. Topics covered include the communication of politics (e.g., communication by politics elites, effects of mass media and interpersonal communication on political attitudes) as well as …

PS 825 Race and Politics in the United States

Analysis of the role of race, class and ethnicity in the political process. Evaluation of theories from political science, economics and sociology. Topics may include policy analysis, political organizations, immigration, political behavior and culture.

PS 817 Empirical Methods of Political Inquiry

This course provides an overview of research design strategies in political science, focusing on each of their strengths and weaknesses. Topics include measurement, causation, hypothesis testing, data collection, specification, and experimentation. Class meetings are a …

PS 659 Politics and Society: Contemporary Eastern Europe

Comparative analysis of the countries of contemporary Eastern Europe, including issues of democratization, economic transition, and social change; political crises and institutional adjustments; interactions between regimes and domestic social forces; prospect for future systemic change.