African American Power and Politics: The Political Context Variable

African American Power and Politics: The Political Context Variable

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African American Power and Politics: The Political Context Variable

The first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Reagan revolution on African-American political life, this book explores the ways in which conservative elites mobilized the American public around issues of race as ideology, discourse, strategy, and political elections from the Reagan victory of 1980 to the Republican congressional triumphs of 1994. 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: 9780231104180
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/11/1997
Series: Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 1.31(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Elections
1. Epistemology and the Native-Son Candidate
2. Theory
3. Methodology
2. The Political Context of a Native-Son Candidate
4. The Arkansas Electorate
5. The African American Electorate
3. The Making of a Native-Son Candidate
6. The Congressional Vote for Clinton
7. The Attorney General Vote for Clinton
8. The Gubernatorial Vote for Clinton
4. The Southern Native-Son Presidential Candidate
9. The Presidential Vote for Clinton
10. The Regional Vote: Clinton and Carter
5. The Native-Son Candidate and the Democratic Party
11. The Democratic Party in Presidential Elections: The Native-Son Theory Revisited
12. Epilogue: Scandal, Public Support, and the Native-Son Variable

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