Political Parties and Pressure Groups

POL 3110 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Discusses party government in the United States, focusing on the interaction of party and government. The Founding Fathers were concerned about the negative effects of parties and factions, but they have become part of the political fabric of our nation. Covers development of the two-party system, the structure of the parties, and their participation in the political process and the role they play in the development of public policy. Examines several interest groups, their impact on public policy, and interaction with the parties as constituency organizations or coalition partners.

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