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POLI 100E: INTEREST GROUP POLITICS
Summer Session I Summer 2009
Department of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0521
Classroom: SSB 104
Time: 6:00PM - 8:50PM Tuesday, Thursday
Instructor: Keith T. Poole
Room 368 Social Sciences Building
The following texts will be
used in this course:
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00PM or by appointment
WebSite: Voteview Home Page
- E. E. Schattschneider, The Semisovereign People
Grades will be determined by two examinations -- one mid-session exam
and a final exam. The exams will consist of essay and short answer questions.
The midterm will be worth 1/3 and the final 2/3 of the course grade.
The Midterm will be a take home exam handed out at the end
of class on Thursday, July 16. The exam will be due back at the beginning of class on Tuesday,
The Final Exam is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st from
7:00PM to 9:59PM. (The exam will
be 2 hours during this block).
The final exam will be closed-book closed-note -- no computers, PDAs, or cell phones allowed.
- Why Study Interest Groups?
Why are there so Many Interest Groups?
Theories of Interest Group Politics: Ideology, Polarization, and Pluralism
Midterm Exam (due back 21 July 2009 at the
beginning of class)
Theories of Interest Group Politics: Mancur Olson's The Logic of Collective
The Interest Group Universe in Modern American Politics and its Interaction With Congress
and the Executive Branch
- Kenneth A. Shepsle and Mark S. Bonchek. 1997. Analyzing Politics, Chapter 9,
Agenda For Topic 4
- Chapters 4 and 7, The Semisovereign People
- Kay Lehman Schlozman. 1984. "What Accent the Heavenly Chorus? Political Equality and the
American Pressure System." The Journal of Politics, 46:1006-1032.
Agenda For Topic 5
Final Exam (pdf)
Final Exam (doc)
Interest Groups and National Elections
- Chapters 5, 6, and 8, The Semisovereign People