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Legislative Labyrinth Legislative Structure, Power, and Process

In this course students are introduced to the legislative process at the national and state levels of government. Topics covered include policy issue formation, shaping the political agenda; legislative membership, roles and functions; legislative functions, structure, procedures, and strategies. Students are required to research and answer questions about how issues are moved from the background to the forefront of political discussion; to explain the structure and function of the legislature in this process; and to examine the impact of citizens and interest groups in legislative decision making.

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