POLS 4790H THE POLITICS OF INCOME INEQUALITY

Fall Semester AY2014-2015
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602-1615


Classroom: Baldwin 305
Time: 3:35 - 4:25PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Instructor: Keith T. Poole

Office: Room 304D Baldwin Hall
E-Mail: ktpoole@uga.edu
WebSite: Voteview Home Page

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 5:00PM

The following texts will be used in this course:


Requirements

Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-semester exams and a final exam. The exams will consist of short answer essay questions. The midterms will be worth ¼ each and the final 1/2 of the course grade.

The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 7 November 2014, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The final is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:30 - 5:30PM.


Course Outline
  1. Congressional Polarization

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  2. The Basics of Income Inequality in the US since the end of World War II

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    First Exam Study Questions

  3. The Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Great Recession

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    Second Exam Study Questions

  4. Is Immigration to Blame?

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  5. Education, Job Skills, and Globalization

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  6. Money, Organized Interests, and American Politics

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  7. Citizen Affluence and Public Policy

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    Final Exam Study Questions

  8. The Public Policy Consequences of Polarization and Inequality

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