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The Politics of Democratic Inclusion / Edition 1
     

The Politics of Democratic Inclusion / Edition 1

by Christina Wolbrecht
 

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ISBN-10: 1592133592

ISBN-13: 9781592133598

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Temple University Press

The issue of political participation has been central to American politics since the founding of the United States. The Politics of Democratic Inclusion addresses the ways traditionally underrepresented groups have and have not achieved political incorporation, representation, and influence-or "democratic inclusion"-in American politics. Each chapter provides a "state

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The issue of political participation has been central to American politics since the founding of the United States. The Politics of Democratic Inclusion addresses the ways traditionally underrepresented groups have and have not achieved political incorporation, representation, and influence-or "democratic inclusion"-in American politics. Each chapter provides a "state of the discipline" essay that addresses the politics of diversity from a range of perspectives and in a variety of institutional arenas.

Taken together, the essays in The Politics of Democratic Inclusion evaluate and advance our understanding of the ways in which the structure, processes, rules, and context of the American political order encourage, mediate, and hamper the representation and incorporation of traditionally disadvantaged groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592133598
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
IDiversity within and Across Groups15
2From Nominal to Ordinal: Reconceiving Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the United States19
3Reviving Group Consciousness45
4Bringing Outsiders In: Questions of Immigrant Incorporation75
IIMediating Institutions103
5Social Movements as Mechanisms for Political Inclusion108
6Race, Parties, and Democratic Inclusion122
7Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Mobilization: Where's the Party?143
8Political Parties, Minorities, and Elected Office: Comparing Opportunities for Inclusion in the United States and Britain163
9Political Institutions and Incorporation of Immigrants186
IIIGoverning Institutions207
10Splintering Citizenship and the Prospects for Democratic Inclusion210
11School Boards and the Politics of Education Policy: Downstream Consequences of Structure238
12A Tangled Legacy: Federal Courts and Struggles for Democratic Inclusion257
13The Representation of Racial Interests in the U.S. Congress281
14The American Presidency and the Politics of Democratic Inclusion314
About the Contributors335
Index339

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