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Minorities and representation in American politics

Author: Rebekah Herrick
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, CQ Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For use on minority politics courses, this book reflects a wider array of minority groups than most texts, and the diversity within each group. Using a framework based on four types of representation-descriptive, formalistic, symbolic, and substantive- Rebekah Herrick delves into the very definition of a minority group in politics: one that is under-represented. -- Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekah Herrick
ISBN: 9781483386836 148338683X
OCLC Number: 932463354
Description: xviii, 427 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Minorities and representation --
Descriptive representation and minorities : legislatures and other elective offices --
Minorities and formalistic representation : laws, institutional design, and elections --
Policy representation and minorities in legislatures --
Minorities and symbolic representation --
Minority representation and the judicial branch --
Representative bureaucracy --
Public opinion and minority interests --
Minority groups and political resources --
Acculturation, group consciousness, and cohesion among individuals with shared minority status --
Minorities and political participation --
Minority movements and interest groups --
Multiminority coalitions and the future of minority representation --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Rebekah Herrick, Oklahoma State University.

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The first book of its kind to examine race, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities revealing the similarities and differences of groups' underrepresentation.  Read more...

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"Herrick's text provides a comprehensive examination of the distinctive minority groups within the U.S. political system and brilliantly navigates the intersectionality of gender and race/ethnicity Read more...

 
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