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Twists of fate : multiracial coalitions and minority representation in the US House of Representatives

Author: Vanessa C Tyson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament. For one thing, they tend to represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues. Moreover, they themselves experience marginalization when negotiating policy on Capital Hill. In Twists of Fate, Vanessa C. Tyson illuminates the experiences of racial minority members of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyson, Vanessa C.
Twists of fate.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016016793
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa C Tyson
ISBN: 9780190250928 0190250925
OCLC Number: 946254889
Description: xiv, 186 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Marginalization, linked fate and coalitional politics --
Minority voting rights in historical context --
Policy influence in influence districts --
Power and influence in the U.S. House : progressive coalitions, interracial alliances and marginal group politics.
Responsibility: Vanessa C. Tyson.

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"Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament. For one thing, they tend to represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues. Moreover, they themselves experience marginalization when negotiating policy on Capital Hill. In Twists of Fate, Vanessa C. Tyson illuminates the experiences of racial minority members of the House of Representatives as they endeavor to provide much-needed resources for their districts"--Jacket.

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