Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate / Edition 1

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Beyond Red State and Blue State: Electoral Gaps in the 21st Century American Electorate explores the many demographic gaps that exist within the American electorate. This book is designed to explore the most important voting gaps in American politics today. It shows that twenty-first-century Americans are divided on a wide range of political fronts that go far beyond the somewhat simplistic red state, blue state rubric that has become so popular in American political discourse. Reality is far more complex. The authors capture and explain this complexity through a collection of chapters by leading scholars of a range of voting gaps, including racial/ethnic gaps, the marriage gap, the worship attendance gap, the income/class gap, the rural/urban gap, the gender gap, and the generation gap. Also included is a chapter by a leading political pollster and strategist, Anna Greenberg, on how campaigns use information about voting gaps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136155577
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Real Politics in America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura R. Olson is professor of political science at Clemson University. Her research focuses on contemporary religion, civic engagement, and American politics, with special emphasis on the political attitudes and behaviors of clergy. She is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of seven books, including Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (Westview, 2004) and many scholarly articles and book chapters.

John C. Green is Distinguished Professor of political science at the University of Akron and the director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. He has done extensive research on American political parties, campaign finance, and religion and politics. An author and editor of numerous books, his most recent publications include The Faith Factor (Praeger, 2007) and The State of the Parties (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Preface Introductory Essay: Governing the Metropolis in the Global Era Part 1: Globalization and the Economic Imperative Chapter 1: Studying Urban Governance in a Global Age Reading 1: The Interests of the Limited City Paul E. Peterson Reading 2: Urban Regimes Clarence N. Stone Reading 3: The Regime Moment Dennis R. Judd and David Laslo Chapter 2: The New Urban Economy and Local Politics Reading 4: Cities in the International Marketplace H. V. Savitch and Paul Kantor Reading 5: Globalization and Leadership in American Cities Royce Hanson, Harold Wolman, David Connolly, Katherine Pearson, Robert McManmon Reading 6: Rethinking the Politics of Downtown Development Elizabeth Strom Chapter 3: The Politics of Urban Development Reading 7: Why Do Cities Decline? Edward Glaeser Reading 8: Culture, Art, and Downtown Development Elizabeth Strom Reading 9: Can Politicians Bargain with Business? Paul Kantor and H. V. Savitch Reading 10: "Re-stating" Theories of Urban Development James M. Smith Part 2 Governing the Multiethnic Metropolis Chapter 4: The Cities: Governing Factional Polities Reading 11: Minority Groups and Coalitional Politics Reuel R. Rogers Reading 12: Black Incumbents and a Declining Racial Divide Zoltan L. Hajnal Reading 13: The Paradoxes of Integration J. Eric Oliver Reading 14: As Mayors Take Charge: School Politics in the City Michael J. Kirst Chapter 5: The Suburbs: Politics in a Changing Political Landscape Reading 15: Immigration and the New Metropolitan Geography Michael B. Katz, Mathew J. Creighton, Daniel Amsterdam, and Merlin Chowkwanyun Reading 16: Right to the Suburb?, Genevieve Carpio, Clara Irazabal, and Laura Pulido Reading 17: The Ethnic Diversity of Boomburgs Robert E. Lang and Jennifer B. LeFurgy Reading 18: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles Eric Avila Part 3: The Politics of Urban Resilience Chapter 6: Fiscal Strain and Reform in a Federal System Reading 19: City Futures: Economic Crisis and the American Model of Urban Development Paul Kantor Reading 20: "Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governments", Congressional Budget Office Reading 21: City Fiscal Conditions in 2011 Christopher W. Hoene and Michael A. Pagano Chapter 7: Sprawl and Regional Solutions Reading 22: Building Consensus Myron Orfield Reading 23: Growth Management David Rusk Reading 24: Is Urban Sprawl a Problem? Fred Siegel Chapter 8: The Politics of Urban Resilience Reading 25: Cities in a Time of Terror H. V. Savitch Reading 26: The Political Economy of Disaster Assistance Stephen D. Stehr Reading 27: Politics, Federalism and the Recovery Process in New Orleans Peter F. Burns and Matthew O. Thomas

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