Introduction to American Institutions

Syllabus


Session 1: Introduction, Constitutional Design, Incentive Systems

Slides

Session 2: Congress

Slides

Session 3: The President

Slides

Session 4: The Federal Civil Service

Slides

Session 5: U.S. Courts & Legal System

Slides

Session 6: The Elections Game: Understanding American Elections

The Election Game

Session 7: Non-state Actors & Policy Influence Activities

Slides

Session 8: The Main Contours of American Public Policy

Slides

Session 9: The Rise of Trump/Unanswered Questions

The Rise of Trump

Interesting Facts and Figures on American Government