PSC 513 Interest Groups

Political Science Field: American Politics
Typically offered occasionally

Lawrence Rothenberg
Fall 2012 — F 9:30-12:15

Course Syllabus

This course principally introduces students to the political science and political economy literatures on interest groups, with a special focus on how these groups operate in the context of American politics (however, contrast with other advanced and the European Union are included). This will include developing an understanding of the makeup of the group system, the contribution decision, the internal politics of organizations, and the role that groups play with respect to formal political institutions.