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

Author: Vanessa C Tyson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Members of Congress from racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament: they represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues and they themselves experience marginalization during the process of policy formulation on Capitol Hill. In Twists of Fate, Vanessa C. Tyson illuminates the ways in which House representatives from racial minority  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tyson, Vanessa C.
Twists of fate.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016004070
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa C Tyson
ISBN: 9780190250935 0190250933 9780190250942 0190250941
OCLC Number: 946255037
Description: 1 online resource
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: they represent constituencies that are more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues and they themselves experience marginalization during the process of policy formulation on Capitol Hill. In Twists of Fate, Vanessa C. Tyson illuminates the ways in which House representatives from racial minority groups have worked together, through an understanding of their linked political fates, to advocate successfully for equality and social justice.

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