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Representation in Congress
GOVT 384
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

This class will examine the nature of congressional representation both from the perspective of how individual members represent their constituents and how effectively Congress as a whole represents the diverse interests of the country. We will pay particular attention to how reelection motivates members of Congress's behavior and how increases in polarization and the centralization of power in the hands of party leaders has affected the nature of congressional representation. In addition, we will focus on the degree to which certain groups are over or underrepresented in Congress and the resultant consequences for policymaking and institutional legitimacy.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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