Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Election

Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Election

by Rodolfo de la Garza, Rodolfo O. De La Garza
     
 

Following the pattern of two prior volumes on presidential election cycles, Ethnic Ironies and From Rhetoric to Reality, and Latino political participation, this new work examines the Latino impact on 1996 presidential campaign and election and Latino efforts to shape electoral outcomes. The contributors include chapters on eight states with large,

Overview

Following the pattern of two prior volumes on presidential election cycles, Ethnic Ironies and From Rhetoric to Reality, and Latino political participation, this new work examines the Latino impact on 1996 presidential campaign and election and Latino efforts to shape electoral outcomes. The contributors include chapters on eight states with large, concentrated Latino populations analyzing the course of the election, efforts by the Latino communities to organize to influence electoral outcomes, and outreach to the Latino communities. Three chapters represent departures from the prior volumes. In the overview chapter, in addition to providing a synthesis of key findings of the state level analyses and relating these developments to the national campaigns, Professors de la Garza and DeSipio review how the literature on presidential campaigns addresses Latino involvement. A new chapter is devoted to an analysis of the Democratic media campaign targeted to the Latino communities which was centrally managed and more extensive than in any previous campaign. A second new chapter is devoted to Latino participation in New England.

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Examines the Latino impact on and efforts to shape the outcomes of the 1996 US presidential campaign. The authors cover eight states with large, concentrated Latino populations, analyzing the course of the election and efforts by the Latino communities to organize their influence on electoral outcomes. Other chapters are devoted to the Democratic media campaign targeted at the Latino communities, Latino political participation in New England, and an overview of key findings of the state-level analyses in the authors' two previous volumes, and . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813366869
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/11/1999
Pages:
304
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Louis DeSipio is assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate as well as the author and editor of a five-volume series on Latino political values, attitudes, and behaviors published by WestviewPress. Rodolfo O. de la Garza is Mike Hogg Professor of Community Affairs and professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as vice president and director of research at the Tom225s Rivera Policy Institute. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including most recently Ethnic Ironies: Latino Politics in the 1992 Elections (WestviewPress 1996) and Bridging the Border: Transforming Mexico-U.S. Relations. Louis DeSipio is assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate as well as the author and editor of a five-volume series on Latino political values, attitudes, and behaviors published by WestviewPress. Rodolfo O. de la Garza is Mike Hogg Professor of Community Affairs and professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as vice president and director of research at the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including most recently Ethnic Ironies: Latino Politics in the 1992 Elections (WestviewPress 1996) and Bridging the Border: Transforming Mexico-U.S. Relations.

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