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POLT 370 - Race in Congress

FC SSCI
4 credits
The purpose of this course is twofold: (1) to evaluate the current state of representation of racial minorities in the U.S. Congress and (2) to investigate the legislative strategies that have the potential of enhancing their representation. We begin by considering different forms of political representation and how well racial minority groups, particularly their most marginalized members, are represented through each of these forms. We then identify the different legislative actions members can utilize to advance their policy priorities, the distinct constraints legislators face when advancing minority issues, and ways to overcome these constraints.



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