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Congressional Policymaking
GOVT 215
Spring 2012
Section: 01  

An introduction to the politics of congressional policymaking: how the way we elect our members of Congress effects the way they perform in Congress. After a brief historical review of the early years of Congress, the course will focus on the changes brought about since the 1960's, by the rise of the administrative state, by critical changes in election laws, by the rise of Public Action Committees (PAC's), by the internal changes in congressional organization, in leadership power, in the vast growth in congressional staff support, and in the budget process. We will focus on how these changes have influenced the relations between the Members and their constituents, between the House and Senate, between Congress and the President, between Congress and the media and on how all of this has effected Congress's role as national lawmaker.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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