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The Louisiana legislative Black caucus : race and representation in the Pelican State

Author: Jas M Sullivan; Jonathan Winburn
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the creation of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus in 1977, the number of black lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature has increased; however, on many of the socioeconomic indicators, the condition of their constituents has failed to improve. In The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, Jas M. Sullivan and Jonathan Winburn analyze the evolution of the LLBC and examine its current state, raising critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sullivan, Jas M.
Louisiana legislative Black caucus.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011016043
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jas M Sullivan; Jonathan Winburn
ISBN: 9780807140376 0807140376 0807140368 9780807140369 0807140384 9780807140383 0807140392 9780807140390
OCLC Number: 763161265
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages)
Contents: Black electoral politics --
An overview of Black caucus history --
Views from the Louisiana legislative Black caucus --
Setting the agenda --
Turning Black-interest agendas into policy --
Voting cohesion, ideology, and coalitions.
Responsibility: Jas M. Sullivan and Jonathan Winburn ; foreword by Yvonne Dorsey.

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Since the creation of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus in 1977, the number of black lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature has increased; however, on many of the socioeconomic indicators, the condition of their constituents has failed to improve. In The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, Jas M. Sullivan and Jonathan Winburn analyze the evolution of the LLBC and examine its current state, raising critical questions as to the effectiveness and limitations of this body of minority legislators. Sullivan and Winburn ask why the LLBC has the lowest bill-passage rate among all the groups in th.

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