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Hispanics and the U.S. political system : moving into the mainstream

Author: F Chris Garcia; Gabriel R Sanchez
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garcia, F. Chris.
Hispanics and the U.S. political system.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008
(OCoLC)608543653
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Chris Garcia; Gabriel R Sanchez
ISBN: 9780130615008 0130615005
OCLC Number: 133465428
Description: xviii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
unit I. The context and system environment --
1. The people, politics, power, and the U.S. political system --
Hispanics/Latinos : the people and their labels --
Hispanic politics --
Distribution of political power in a political system --
2. Attitudinal, constitutional-legal, and historical settings --
3. The demographic-socioeconomic setting --
Population and numbers --
unit II. Inputs into the political system --
4. Supports, interests, and resources --
Inputs : interests, preferences, needs, wants, and demands --
5. Latino public opinion, political socialization, and political culture --
6. Participation : voting and the electoral process --
Latino voting turnout and registration --
Direction of the vote : partisan and candidate choice --
7. Political participation, collective action : interest groups, organizations, coalitions, and leadership --
Coalitions and alliances --
Latino organizations and litigation --
Latino "insider" organizations --
Latino grassroots organizations --
Interest groups and social movements --
Latina organizations --
Cuban-specific organizations --
Leadership --
8. Participation : political parties and political ideology --
Latinos and political parties --
Political ideology --
unit III. Conversion and decision making --
9. Representation : representatives, reapportionment, and redistricting --
10. The national government and Latinos --
The Presidency and Latinos --
The Federal Bureaucracy --
The National Legislative Branch : the U.S. Congress --
The Federal judiciary --
11. Latinos in state and local governments --
Latinos and state governments --
State legislative branches --
Courts and Latino judges in the States --
The local governments : counties, municipalities, and school boards --
unit IV. Outputs of the political system --
12. Latinos and public policies --
Education --
Bilingual education --
Discrimination and Affirmative Action --
The economic situation --
Housing --
Crime and criminal justice --
Health --
Language policy --
Immigration policy --
Latinos and foreign policy --
13. The mainstream : broader, browner, better --
Summary, some observations, and conclusion.
Other Titles: Hispanics and the US political system
Hispanics and the United States political system
Responsibility: F. Chris Garcia, Gabriel R. Sanchez.
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