Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

POL 295-02 - Special Topic: Comparative Electoral Systems

4 credits (Spring)
The American electoral system is but one way to translate votes into seats; other countries have designed their democracies quite differently. This course explores such comparative diversity, in particular its effects on outputs about which scholars normatively care (e.g., voter turnout, party viability, representation, government durability, satisfaction with democracy). The course also attends to the origins of national systems and explores the circumstances under which they change.

Prerequisite: POL 101 
Instructor: Virgin