The Future is Ours: Minority Citizens, Political Behavior, and the Next Era in American Politics

The Future is Ours: Minority Citizens, Political Behavior, and the Next Era in American Politics

by Gary Segura, Shaun Bowler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1604267275

ISBN-13: 9781604267273

Pub. Date: 11/08/2011

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Today's demographic reality is a “majority-minority” America wherein racial and ethnic minorities comprise a growing share of the U.S. population and electorate, and are themselves becoming more diverse and representing more decisive votes. How America evolves as a society and a polity depends on whether and how these new Americans access and are

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Today's demographic reality is a “majority-minority” America wherein racial and ethnic minorities comprise a growing share of the U.S. population and electorate, and are themselves becoming more diverse and representing more decisive votes. How America evolves as a society and a polity depends on whether and how these new Americans access and are accommodated by existing institutions.The Future is Oursoffers a data-based examination of whether (and exactly how) minority citizens differ from members of the white majority—in political participation, voting preferences, policy opinions, orientations toward government, and legislative representation. Data analyses are presented in non-technical fashion, but throughout the authors attempt to engage issues of research design that expose students to the logics of social science inquiry. Bowler and Segura argue that demography will, in fact, be destiny. The balance between the two parties is at a tipping point and the outcome depends on how minority Americans engage in politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604267273
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,053,501
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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