Classes

GOV 2340a Proseminar on Equality and Social Policy I (with Christopher Jencks)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

The Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy is a required three-semester sequence for second and third year doctoral students in Government and Social Policy, Sociology and Social Policy, and the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy.  

The course considers effects of varied political activities on creating or reducing inequality in U.S., and at effects of inequality on political activity and policy choices. Examines electoral participation, social movements, lawmaking, etc. on policies like education, ERA, welfare.

GOV 2335 : Power in American Society

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2007

Government  2335: Power in American Society, Spring 2007

 PURPOSES: The concept of “power” is central to the practice of political science and the character of governance, but it is elusive in its meaning, measurement, causes, and effects.  The overall goal of the seminar is to give students clearer ways of thinking about it, preparatory to doing research throughout your careers that will in one way or another revolve around making sense of power.