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    Appalachian State University
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

P S 5145 - American Political Parties and Interest Groups (3)


When Offered: Spring. Alternate years
An examination of the history, formation, and maintenance of American political parties and interest groups. Existing literature and the theoretical importance of these intermediaries in the political process will be evaluated. The roles of parties and interest groups as organizations, the roles they play in electoral politics, how they mobilize voters, and their roles in government will be examined.