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Contested transformation : race, gender, and political leadership in 21st century America

Author: Carol Hardy-Fanta; Pei-te Lien; Dianne M Pinderhughes; Christine Marie Sierra
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
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Contested Transformation constitutes the first comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minorities holding elective office in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Building on data from the Gender and Multicultural Leadership (GMCL) National Database and Survey, it provides a baseline portrait of Black, Latino, Asian American, and American Indian elected officials - the women and men  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Hardy-Fanta; Pei-te Lien; Dianne M Pinderhughes; Christine Marie Sierra
ISBN: 9780521196437 0521196434 9780521144544 052114454X
OCLC Number: 954428678
Description: xxi, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Transforming the American Political Landscape. Dual Narratives : Dramatic Growth and Continuing Underrepresentation ; Who Governs at the Local Level? ; A Portrait of Elected Officials of Color --
Part II: Paths to Political Office. The Decision to Run and Patterns of Office Holding ; The Election Contest : Navigating the Campaign Trail --
Part III: Leadership, Governance, and Representation. Leadership and Governance ; Perspectives on Representation --
Part IV: Advancing Democracy in the United States. Prospects for Building Coalitions across Race and Gender --
Appendix A. Data and Methodology --
Appendix B. GMCL National Telephone Survey Questionnaire.
Other Titles: Race, gender, and political leadership in 21st century America
Responsibility: Carol Hardy-Fanta, Pei-te Lien, Dianne Pinderhughes, Christine Marie Sierra.

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