DPI-121: Congress: The Role of Legislating in Democracy

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Barney Frank


Day Time Location
First Day 1/5
Meet Day HLS


The analysis of the workings of the U.S. Congress over the past several decades will focus on the specific activities of the U.S. House and Senate, within the context of those considerations that apply to legislative bodies in democratic societies.  The course will present the instructor's views on those aspects of legislating which are distinctive from other forms of activity, and address the broader fundamental question of how legislative representation should function in a democratic society.


Also offered by the Law School as 2732.