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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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NAM-V American Govenrnment and Society 5 ECTS
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Professor Katri Sieberg

Learning outcomes

The students will gain an in-depth perspective to key aspects of American government and society.


Key aspects of American government and society

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

Lecture course or essays based on listed books or electronic material. Essay material, content and lenght will be agreed upon with the responsible teacher.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Olson, Mancur. The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. Harvard University Press 1965.

Chafe, W.H. 2005. Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America.

Kiewiet, D. Roderick and Mathew D. McCubbins.1991. The Logic of Delegation. University of Chicago Press. 

Mayhew, David. 2004. Congress: The Electoral Connection, Second Edition, Yale University Press

Venkatesh, Sudhir. 2002. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. Penguin Press HC.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
North American Studies, Basic Studies (North American Studies)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities