POL 323 The New American Democracy?

A critical analysis of the political, institutional, and social changes to American democracy since the 2016 presidential election. Political science scholars, commentators, and laymen alike are diving deep into discourse and study on the future of American democracy after the Trump presidency. This course is intended to analyze in what ways and to what extent various institutions have changed, including: ideologies/political parties, bureaucracy, media, foreign affairs, and civil society, as well as legislative, executive, and judicial powers. The class compares these current institutions with those of prior administrations, and assess the potential long-term effects of any institutional changes in future administrations. Students should gain perspective on the strength and fragility of American democracy and more critically analyze our institutions and how the changes to these institutions affect many aspects of American life.




POL 210.