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The Resource Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose

Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose

Label
Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home
Title
Congress in black and white
Title remainder
race and representation in Washington and at home
Statement of responsibility
Christian R. Grose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Race matters in Congress. This book argues that although electing black legislators yields meaningful outcomes in the lives of African-American voters in the United States, drawing affirmative action districts does not impact policy outcomes for black constituents"--
  • "The symbolic importance of Barack Obama's election is without question. But beyond symbolism, does the election of African-American politicians matter? Grose argues that it does and presents a unified theory of representation. Electing African-American legislators yields more federal dollars and congressional attention directed toward African-American voters. However, race and affirmative action gerrymandering have no impact on public policy passed in Congress. Grose is the first to examine a natural experiment and exceptional moment in history in which black legislators - especially in the U.S. South - represented districts with a majority of white constituents. This is the first systematic examination of the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the effect of constituency racial characteristics. Grose offers policy prescriptions, including the suggestion that voting rights advocates, the courts, and redistricters draw "black decisive districts, " electorally competitive districts that are likely to elect African Americans"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.730089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.G76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. African-American legislators, African-American districts, or democrats? -- 2. A unified theory of African-American representation in Congress -- 3. The "hollow hope" of civil rights change in the U.S. House -- 4. Location, location, location: delivering constituency service to African Americans -- 5. Constituency service in the district: connecting black legislators, black staff, and black voters -- 6. Bringing home the bacon: delivering federal "pork" to African Americans -- 7. The future of racial redistricting: black decisive districts
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 242 p.
Isbn
9781107003514
Lccn
2010035788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn657270956
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn730432883
Label
Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. African-American legislators, African-American districts, or democrats? -- 2. A unified theory of African-American representation in Congress -- 3. The "hollow hope" of civil rights change in the U.S. House -- 4. Location, location, location: delivering constituency service to African Americans -- 5. Constituency service in the district: connecting black legislators, black staff, and black voters -- 6. Bringing home the bacon: delivering federal "pork" to African Americans -- 7. The future of racial redistricting: black decisive districts
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 242 p.
Isbn
9781107003514
Lccn
2010035788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn657270956
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn730432883

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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