This is an introductory course in American politics. In this course, we will examine how American citizens and institutions interact in the formation of public policy. In order to provide a series of practical examples for our discussions, we will focus on a single area in U.S. public policy. Please see the syllabus for more details.
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Professor Eric Smith
Department Political Science
3711 Ellison Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara