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America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics

Author: Zoltan Hajnal
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates that low and uneven voter turnout leads to disadvantages for racial and ethnic minorities and proposes a practical and cost-effective solution.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltan Hajnal
ISBN: 9780521190343 0521190347 9780521137508 0521137500
OCLC Number: 318672982
Description: ix, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The vote and democracy --
Where turnout should matter --
Turnout could matter at the local level --
Winners and losers in mayoral elections --
Turnout and representation on city councils --
Turnout and local government spending priorities --
Raising voter turnout --
The broader implications of uneven turnout.
Responsibility: Zoltan L. Hajnal.

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