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Summer 2019 Political Science S3296 section 001
REFORMING AMERICAN ELECTIONS

Call Number 75643
Day & Time
Location
MW 9:00am-12:00pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michael Miller
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Nothing is more important to the legitimacy of a representative government than the integrity of elections. Throughout the history of the American republic, various actors have sought to shape electoral outcomes. Some have even done so legally! While contemporary citizens of the United States have tended to think of their elections as paragons of reliability, events in the last fifteen years or so have increasingly led to questions on this front. This course will examine issues of fairness, integrity, and security currently facing the American electoral system. In identifying ailments in American democracy, we will discuss both their causes and effects. Finally, we will examine potential reforms in an effort to determine to what extent American elections can be “fixed” (see what I did there?). This course will be particularly useful for students considering professional legal education as a next step.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm Summ Sess (Q) 07/08 - 08/16
Department Summer Session (SS)
Enrollment 8 students (18 max) as of 3:35PM Friday, December 6, 2019
Subject Political Science
Number S3296
Section 001
Division Summer Session
Open To Schools of the Arts, Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, Global Programs, General Studies, SIPA, Professional Studies, Summer Session
Campus Morningside
Section key 20192POLS3296S001

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