PSCI3170 - Comparative Politics of the Welfare State in Rich Democracies

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Comparative Politics of the Welfare State in Rich Democracies
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
001
Section ID
PSCI3170001
Course number integer
3170
Meeting times
F 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Julia F Lynch
Description
This seminar provides an overview of the structure and functions of welfare states in the
rich, industrialized democracies, and covers key arguments and debates about the
emergence and contemporary fate of these welfare states. The approach is broadly
comparative, but throughout the course discussions will often emphasize drawing ideas
from the experiences of other countries to inform policy solutions to problems we confront in the US. The course covers the varieties and tasks of modern welfare states; classic theories about the relationship between markets, classes, and social protection; competing explanations for why modern welfare states emerge and why they differ from one another; how welfare states are shaped by social forces such as organized labor and the self-employed, political institutions, and societal views of appropriate gender relationships; challenges to the welfare state that emerge from changing labor market, demographic, and social conditions in the highly industrialized nations; and the political dynamics of reforms to the welfare state. Students will participate actively in seminar discussions and complete a major research paper. Graduate students will complete additional readings as noted and will write an article-length paper.
Course number only
3170
Use local description
No

PSCI4206 - How Divided Are We?

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
How Divided Are We?
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI4206301
Course number integer
4206
Meeting times
W 1:45 PM-4:44 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Matthew Levendusky
Description
This class explores whether or not America, and its politics, are divided. Is the American public polarized? What about political elites? Is there any connection between mass and elite polarization? What do we even mean when we say some group is “polarized”? This class will explore these questions in some detail. We will begin at the elite level and ask whether or the political class is now more polarized than it was a half century ago. The answer will be a fairly unambiguous “yes.” We’ll then explore several different explanations for why elites have become more divided since mid-century. After that, we’ll turn our attention to the mass public. The situation there will be considerably more complicated, with evidence both for and against polarization. We’ll explore this evidence in some detail and try to document the ways in which the American public has—and has not—become more polarization over time, paying attention to differences based on issues as well as affect/sentiment toward the other party. Finally, we’ll conclude by exploring the effects of polarization on the legislative process and the mass electorate, and ask what (if anything) can or should be done about polarization.
Course number only
4206
Use local description
No

PSCI5991 - Ideas of Progress

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
Ideas of Progress
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
302
Section ID
PSCI5991302
Course number integer
5991
Meeting times
T 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Loren C Goldman
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one course may be taken in a given semester. Recent titles have included: Race Development and American International Relations, Hegel and Marx, and Logic of the West.
Course number only
5991
Use local description
No

PSCI5991 - The Politics of Interpretation: Theories and Applications

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
The Politics of Interpretation: Theories and Applications
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI5991301
Course number integer
5991
Meeting times
M 1:45 PM-4:44 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Roxanne L Euben
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one course may be taken in a given semester. Recent titles have included: Race Development and American International Relations, Hegel and Marx, and Logic of the West.
Course number only
5991
Use local description
No

PSCI4203 - The Future of Conservatism and the GOP: Radicalization, Renewal or Replacement (SNF Paideia Course)

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
The Future of Conservatism and the GOP: Radicalization, Renewal or Replacement (SNF Paideia Course)
Term
2023C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI4203301
Course number integer
4203
Meeting times
W 5:15 PM-8:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Deirdre Martinez
Description
In this on campus course, students will explore both the roots and the evolution of conservative thought by engaging with readings and directly with the prominent leaders on the right. Co-faculty Miles Taylor, co-creator of the Forward Party and author of A Warning and Blowback will join us via Zoom, along with a range of some of the most important thought leaders on conservatism in America. Course is open to all students and is offered on campus.
Course number only
4203
Use local description
No

PSCI7991 - Interrogating Populism: Recent Trends in Political Behavior in High-Income Democracies

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
303
Title (text only)
Interrogating Populism: Recent Trends in Political Behavior in High-Income Democracies
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
303
Section ID
PSCI7991303
Course number integer
7991
Meeting times
M 1:45 PM-4:44 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Daniel Jacob Hopkins
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one section may be given in a semester. Recent titles have included: Interpreting the Canon; State, Self, & Society; U.S. Policy in Europe; and Dissertation Writing.
Course number only
7991
Use local description
No

PSCI7991 - Special Topics in Comparative Politics

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
301
Section ID
PSCI7991301
Course number integer
7991
Registration notes
Perm Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
T 3:30 PM-6:29 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Tariq Thachil
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one section may be given in a semester. Recent titles have included: Interpreting the Canon; State, Self, & Society; U.S. Policy in Europe; and Dissertation Writing.
Course number only
7991
Use local description
No

PSCI7991 - PE of Governance I

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
PE of Governance I
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
302
Section ID
PSCI7991302
Course number integer
7991
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-2:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Erik Wibbels
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. More than one section may be given in a semester. Recent titles have included: Interpreting the Canon; State, Self, & Society; U.S. Policy in Europe; and Dissertation Writing.
Course number only
7991
Use local description
No

PSCI4991 - Democratic Erosion

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
305
Title (text only)
Democratic Erosion
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
305
Section ID
PSCI4991305
Course number integer
4991
Meeting times
T 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Guy Grossman
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. Recent topics include: Globalization; Race & Criminal Justice; Democracy & Markets in Postcommunist Europe.
Course number only
4991
Use local description
No

PSCI4991 - Colonialism, Anticolonialism, Decolonization

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
304
Title (text only)
Colonialism, Anticolonialism, Decolonization
Term
2023C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
304
Section ID
PSCI4991304
Course number integer
4991
Meeting times
T 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Anne Norton
Description
Consult department for detailed descriptions. Recent topics include: Globalization; Race & Criminal Justice; Democracy & Markets in Postcommunist Europe.
Course number only
4991
Use local description
No