Synopses & Reviews
The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left.
The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir.
Originally published in 1995.
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"A compilation of seminar papers presented at Harvard, 1992-4, this anthology represents some of the best research undertaken by mainstream political scientists concerning the use of race as a method of analyzing public controversies."--Choice
Table of Contents
|List of Figures|
|List of Tables|
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|1||A Politically Correct Solution to Racial Classification||3|
|2||The Representation of Minority Interests||21|
|3||Electoral Systems and Minority Representation||50|
|4||Racial Fairness in Legislative Redistricting||85|
|5||Race, Representation, and Redistricting||111|
|6||African Americans in U.S. Social Policy||129|
|7||Race and the Organization of Welfare Policy||156|
|8||National Parties and Racial Disenfranchisement||188|
|9||The Politics of Racial Isolation in Europe and America||217|
|10||Racial Group Competition in Urban Elections||245|
|11||The Color of Urban Campaigns||262|
|12||Religious Institutions and African American Political Mobilization||278|
|13||Race and Voter Registration in the South||313|
|14||The Effects of Ethnicity on Political Culture||333|
|15||Race, Ethnicity, and Political Participation||354|