This is a graduate-level seminar focused on the descriptive representation of groups in politics, and the consequences of representation for substantive policy outcomes. Topics include the representation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, religious groups, geographic regions, class interests, and other social divisions, and how to understand the sources of variation in representation across time and institutional contexts. Students will gain an understanding of the main concepts, approaches, and analytical tools needed to carry out their own independent research in this field.
Faculty: Daniel Smith
Semester: Full Spring Term