Synopses & Reviews
Which get-out-the-vote efforts actually succeed in ethnoracial communitiesand#8212;and why? Analyzing the results from hundreds of original experiments, the authors of this book offer a persuasive new theory to explain why some methods work while others donand#8217;t.
Exploring and comparing a wide variety of efforts targeting ethnoracial voters, Lisa Garcand#237;a Bedolla and Melissa R. Michelson present a new theoretical frameand#8212;the Social Cognition Model of voting, based on an individualand#8217;s sense of civic identityand#8212;for understanding get-out-the-vote effectiveness.and#160; Their book will serve as a useful guide for political practitioners, for it offers concrete strategies to employ in developing future mobilization efforts.
Winner of the 2013 Best Book Award -- Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
“A detailed account.”—Choice American Political Science Association
Winner of the 2013 Ralph Bunche Award given by the American Political Science Association.
and#8220;A detailed account.and#8221;and#8212;Choice
About the Author
Lisa Garcia Bedolla is associate professor of social and cultural studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Melissa Michelson is professor of political science at Menlo College, Atherton, California.