Conservative but Not Republican provides a clear and comprehensive framework for understanding the formation and structure of ideological self-identification and its relationship to party identification in the United States. Exploring why the increase in Black conservatives has not met with a corresponding rise in the number of Black Republicans, the book bridges the literature from a number of different research areas to paint a detailed portrait of African-American ideological self-identification. It also provides insight into a contemporary electoral puzzle facing party strategists, while addressing gaps in the current literature on public opinion and voting behavior. Further, it offers original research from previously untapped data. The book is primarily designed for political science, but is also relevant to African-American studies, communication studies, and psychology. Including easy-to-read tables and figures, it is accessible not only to academic audiences but also to journalists and practitioners.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Tasha S. Philpot is an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. She specializes in American politics, with a particular interest in African-American politics, political psychology, and political behaviour. Her book Race, Republicans, and the Return of the Party of Lincoln (2007) received the 2008 WEB DuBois Outstanding Book Award, and her work has been published in journals including The American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Black Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Political Behavior.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I: 1. Peeling back the layers: the multidimensionality of the liberal-conservative continuum; 2. From whence we came: the historical basis of Black ideological self-identification; 3. Multiple paths to the same place: the underpinnings of ideological self-identification; Part II: 4. The tie that binds: the history and nature of Black group consciousness; 5. The invisible link: group consciousness as a moderator of ideological self-identification; 6. Filling in the blanks: group consciousness and ideology beyond partisanship; Conclusion: African Americans, ideology, and consequences for the two-party system.