African American Power and Politics: The Political Context Variable / Edition 1

African American Power and Politics: The Political Context Variable / Edition 1

by Hanes Walton
     
 

The first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Reagan revolution on African-American political life. The book also critically assesses the Clinton administration's record on race and the Democratic party response to affirmative action, welfare, and other aspects of the African-American political agenda.
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The first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Reagan revolution on African-American political life. The book also critically assesses the Clinton administration's record on race and the Democratic party response to affirmative action, welfare, and other aspects of the African-American political agenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231104197
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/04/1997
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The 104th Congress - The Perspective of the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus
Prologue: The Conceptualization of a Variable
1Overview1
2The Political Context Variable: The Transformation Politics of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton Presidencies9
3African American Politics: A Case Study Methodological Approach41
4African American Race Relations Politics: The Failure of Empirical Methodology52
5African American Politics and the Constitution: Neoconservative, Neoliberal, and African American Conservative Theories of Constitutional Inequality77
6African American Political Culture: The Moral Voice and Perspective in the Recent Urban Riots93
7African American Political Socialization: The Protest Resignations of Councilpersons Jerome Woody and Renee Baker113
8African American Political Opinion: Volatility in the Reagan-Bush Era135
9African American Pressure Group Politics: The Reformulation of a Reply Brief to the Supreme Court by J. Clay Smith, Jr., Robert Goodwin, and Elias Blake154
10An African American Grass Roots Political Campaign: Campaign Manager Richard Smiley and Candidate Barbara J. Mobley176
11The African American Republican Vote in a Southern Mayoral Election192
12African American Republican Partisanship: Alignment and Dealignment208
13African American Political Party Conversion: The Impact of the Clarence Thomas Nomination on the Party Partisanship of the Residents of his Hometown224
14Southern Comfort: The Impact of David Duke's Campaigns on African American Politics238
15African American Republican Congressional Candidates and Money: The Role of the Republican Party PACs252
16African American Female Senatorial Candidates: Twin Assets or Double Liabilities?264
17African Americans, H. Ross Perot, and Image Politics: The Nature of African American Third-Party Politics282
18An African American Presidential Candidate: The Failed Presidential Campaign of Governor L. Douglas Wilder294
19African Americans and the Clinton Presidency: Political Appointments as Social Justice313
20African Americans and the Resurgent Republican Congress: The Duality of Transformation323
21African American Mayors and National Urban Policy: The Fiscal Politics of Urban Federalism341
22African American Foreign Policy: From Decolonization to Democracy352
23African Americans, Political Context, and the Clinton Presidency: The Legacy of the Past in the Future373
Notes379
Bibliography427
List of Contributors451
Index457

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