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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2007

GOV 335N • 5-State Political & Public Policy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40010 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
MEZ B0.306
Karch

Course Description

This course examines the recent revitalization of political institutions in the American states and the implications of this resurgence for the making of public policy. State governments regulate and tax a wide range of business activities and perform a host of vital services. Even though state governments affect our lives every day, however, they are rarely at the forefront of the minds of the American public. The goals of this course are to introduce you to these important arenas of government and to examine the Texas political system in a comparative perspective. COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Texts

1. Reading packet 2. Morris P. Fiorina and Paul E. Peterson, The New American Democracy (strongly recommended but not required)

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