Black Electoral Politics

Black Electoral Politics

The research is performed in a variety of contexts and settings.This second volume is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the NCOBPS, and is commemorated in a special introductory section that includes major feature ...

Author: Lucius J. Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351313780

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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The official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), this annual publication includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use a variety of models, approaches, and methodologies. The central focus is on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups because of race, ethnicity, sex, or other factors. The research is performed in a variety of contexts and settings.This second volume is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the NCOBPS, and is commemorated in a special introductory section that includes major feature articles, a special symposium, and a book review section.Lucius J. Barker is Edna F. Gellhorn Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at Washington University, St. Louis, and author of a number of books and articles on American judicial politics and public law and African-American politics.
Categories: Political Science

Black Women in Electoral Politics

Black Women in Electoral Politics

Author: Herrington J. Bryce

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1150013

Category: African American politicians

Page: 4

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Categories: African American politicians

Race and Representation

Race and Representation

A major re-examination of the role of ethnicity in shaping British political attitudes and voting behavior, this is the first systematic attempt to compare white and ethnic minority voting based on a single, coherent analytical framework.

Author: Professor of Political Science Shamit Saggar

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719059879

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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A major re-examination of the role of ethnicity in shaping British political attitudes and voting behavior, this is the first systematic attempt to compare white and ethnic minority voting based on a single, coherent analytical framework. The book pioneers innovative use of the British Election Study and features the results of the 1997 ethnic minority election study. It offers an in-depth look at party strategy with regard to ethnic minorities, ethnic minority attitudes on key issues and policies, and the lessons to be learned from the performance of black and Asian parliamentary candidates.
Categories: Political Science

Contours of African American Politics

Contours of African American Politics

Hence, the study of African American politics has sought to track, codify, and analyze the struggle that has been mounted, and to understand the historic and changing political status of African Americans within American society.This two ...

Author: John F. Knutson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351526067

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Contours of African American Politics chronicles the systematic study of African American politics and its subsequent recognition as an established field of scholarly inquiry. African American politics emanates from the demands of the prolonged struggle for black liberation and empowerment. Hence, the study of African American politics has sought to track, codify, and analyze the struggle that has been mounted, and to understand the historic and changing political status of African Americans within American society.This two-volume set presents a selection of scholarship on African American politics as it appeared in The National Political Science Review from its initial launch in 1989 to the spring of 2009. Represented are contributions from some of the leading scholars of African American politics, who have helped to establish and sustain the field. The volumes are organized around themes that derive from the unfolding real-life drama of African American politics and its subsequent scholarly treatment.The result is a window into the political efforts that meld the historically disparate strands of black political expressions into a reconstructed and strategically nimble, electoral-based mass mobilization necessary for optimizing the impact of the African American vote. Sections in the volumes also chronicle the evolution of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists as a professional organization. The two volumes illuminate a pivotal epoch in black political empowerment and provide a context for the future of black politics.
Categories: Political Science

Contours of African American Politics

Contours of African American Politics

An anthology of articles drawn from prior issues of the National Political Science Review.

Author: Georgia A. Persons

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412847872

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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An anthology of articles drawn from prior issues of the National Political Science Review.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries

The debate captured in this volume will likely inspire further scholarly inquiry into the changing nature and dimensions of the larger dynamic of race in American politics and the subsequent changing political fortunes of African American ...

Author: Georgia A. Persons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351313902

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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In the past, African American aspirations for political offi ce were assumed to be limited to areas with sizeable black population bases. By and large, black candidates have rarely been successful in statewide or national elections. This has been attributed to several factors: limited resources available to African American candidates, or identifi cation with a black liberationist ideological thrust. Other factors have been a relatively small and spatially concentrated primary support base of black voters, and the persistent resistance of many white voters to support black candidates. For these reasons, the possibility of black candidates winning elections to national offi ce was presumably just a dream. Conventional wisdom conceded a virtual cap on both the possible number of black elected officials and the level of elective offi ce to which they could ascend. But objective political analysis has not always made sufficient allowances for the more universal phenomenon of individual political ambitions. Th e contributors to this volume explore the ways ambitious individuals identifi ed and seized upon strategies that are expanding the boundaries of African American electoral politics. This volume is anchored by a symposium that focuses on new possibiities in African American politics. Both the electoral contests of 2006 and the Barack Obama presidential campaign represent an emergent dynamic in American electoral politics. Analysts are beginning to agree that the contours of social change now make the electoral successes of black candidates who are perceived as ideologically and culturally mainstream increasingly likely. The debate captured in this volume will likely inspire further scholarly inquiry into the changing nature and dimensions of the larger dynamic of race in American politics and the subsequent changing political fortunes of African American candidates.
Categories: Social Science

Black Electoral Politics

Black Electoral Politics

doing so, he greatly increased black political influence over the outcome of elections as well as the stock of concrete social and economic benefits the black community was able to demand (Nelson, 1982). A look across the black ...

Author: Lucius J. Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351313797

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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The official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), this annual publication includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use a variety of models, approaches, and methodologies. The central focus is on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups because of race, ethnicity, sex, or other factors. The research is performed in a variety of contexts and settings.This second volume is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the NCOBPS, and is commemorated in a special introductory section that includes major feature articles, a special symposium, and a book review section.Lucius J. Barker is Edna F. Gellhorn Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at Washington University, St. Louis, and author of a number of books and articles on American judicial politics and public law and African-American politics.
Categories: Political Science

Black Tribunes

Black Tribunes

Based on extensive interviews with key figures in black British politics, Black Tribunes established Terri Sewell as a leading authority on the subject.

Author: SEWELL Terri

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015029521104

Category: Political Science

Page: 179

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The election of four black Labour MPs in 1987 marked the first time since 1929 that a black person had graced the House of Commons. In 1992 this position was consolidated when the total number of black MPs rose to six. Terri Sewell's impressive study of black political participation in Britain was one of the first to provide an in-depth analysis of how ethnic minorities gained access to electoral politics. Using the campaign for 'Black Sections' in the Labour Party as a case study, she examines the long-running controversy of black electoral representation. She concludes that after the important progress of the 1980s, black political participation was already facing a period of retrenchment by 1990, with black representatives performing a valuable but limited lobbying and symbolic role. She identifies the key to renewed change in the growing self-confidence of black Britons. Based on extensive interviews with key figures in black British politics, Black Tribunes established Terri Sewell as a leading authority on the subject. She is now member of the Democratic Party in the US and has been the representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district since 2011.
Categories: Political Science

The New Electoral Politics of Race

The New Electoral Politics of Race

Matthew Streb finds, however, that although extreme racial rhetoric has disappeared from the modern campaign trall, voters are still polarized along racial lines.

Author: Matthew Justin Streb

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UOM:39015055846037

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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Historically, race has always been at the heart of American politics, and southern politics more specifically. Southern elections revolved almost entirely around racial issues during the 1950s and 1960s as debates raged over integration of schools, voting rights, and busing patterns. The election of George Wallace as governor of Alabama in 1962 underscored the electoral power of ruthless racial rhetoric, not only in Alabama, but throughout the South and the entire country. Almost 40 years later, segregation is no longer legal, tensions between blacks and whites have lessened, and the influx of large numbers of African Americans into the electorate has forced politicians to court black voters. Matthew Streb finds, however, that although extreme racial rhetoric has disappeared from the modern campaign trall, voters are still polarized along racial lines. By comparing gubernatorial campaigns in four southern and three northern states - Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts - the author examines how candidates use, or fall to use, race in their campaign strategies. He demonstrates that race indeed remains a significant factor in American elections, couched
Categories: Political Science

From Protest to Politics

From Protest to Politics

Drawing on a substantial national survey of black voters, Katherine Tate shows how this process manifested itself at the polls in 1984 and 1988.

Author: Katherine Tate

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674325400

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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The struggle for civil rights among black Americans has moved into the voting booth. How such a shift came about--and what it means--is revealed in this timely reflection on black presidential politics in recent years. Since 1984, largely as a result of Jesse Jackson's presidential bid, blacks have been galvanized politically. Drawing on a substantial national survey of black voters, Katherine Tate shows how this process manifested itself at the polls in 1984 and 1988. In an analysis of the black presidential vote by region, income, age, and gender, she is able to identify unique aspects of the black experience as they shape political behavior, and to answer long-standing questions about that behavior. How, for instance, does the rise of conservatism among blacks influence their voting patterns? Is class more powerful than race in determining voting? And what is the value of the notion of a black political party? In the 1990s, Tate suggests, black organizations will continue to stress civil rights over economic development for one clear, compelling reason: Republican resistance to addressing black needs. In this, and in the friction engendered by affirmative action, she finds an explanation for the slackening of black voting. Tate does not, however, see blacks abandoning the political game. Instead, she predicts their continued search for leaders who prefer the ballot box to other kinds of protest, and for men and women who can deliver political programs of racial equality. Unique in its focus on the black electorate, this study illuminates a little understood and tremendously significant aspect of American politics. It will benefit those who wish to understand better the subtle interplay of race and politics, at the voting booth and beyond.
Categories: Political Science