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

Spring 2005

GOV 325 • Political Parties

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36280 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 116
Shaw

Course Description

Upper-division standing required. This course focuses on the role political parties play in representative democracies. We will study the variables that distinguish party systems in different countries, the historical development of parties, and the nature of parties in contemporary democratic societies. We will also explore how parties mobilize mass populations for political purposes, as well as the character of party elites, activists and supporters.

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