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DHP P229: Governance and Interest Groups: Comparative and International Perspectives

Course Description

The course focuses on the crucial interface of governance and interests, aiming to explore the role of interest groups in today's political systems. The course tackles the role of interests in governance in everyday, routine politics, as well as in cases of dramatic political change and upheaval. Interest groups are a major channel through which citizens express their views to decision-makers and impact policy. At the same time, interest groups may often help shape and direct the interest they are supposed to represent.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.