Topics in American Political Behavior (Government 2314)

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2009

This course surveys the sub-field of political behavior.  Of primary interest is the question of how citizens reason about politics. Topics will include uncertainty and ambivalence in political attitudes; opinion change and political learning; the structure of American political ideology; partisanship and polarization; the political salience of race and social identity; political participation; and the links between public opinion, elections, and public policy.