Congress: The Legislative Process

POL4600 Congress: The Legislative Process (3)

This seminar explores special areas of interest within the field of the United States Congress, such as the lawmaking process, leadership strategies, and how Congress relates to the executive branch and the courts. The seminar will examine Congressional politics from both a normative and empirical perspective, focusing on the complexity of representation, problems of individual and collective responsibility, and its role as the government’s chief deliberative body.