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The Resource The color of representation : congressional behavior and Black interests, Kenny J. Whitby, (electronic resource)

The color of representation : congressional behavior and Black interests, Kenny J. Whitby, (electronic resource)

Label
The color of representation : congressional behavior and Black interests
Title
The color of representation
Title remainder
congressional behavior and Black interests
Statement of responsibility
Kenny J. Whitby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The central domestic issue in the United States over the long history of this nation has been the place of the people of color in American society. One aspect of this debate is how African-Americans are represented in Congress. Kenny J. Whitby examines congressional responsiveness to black interests by focusing on the representational link between African-American constituents and the policymaking behavior of members of the United States House of Representatives. The book uses the topics of voting rights, civil rights, and race- based redistricting to examine how members of Congress respond to the interests of black voters. Whitby's analysis weighs the relative effect of district characteristics such as partisanship, regional location, degree of urbanization and the size of the black constituency on the voting behavior of House members over time. Whitby explores how black interests are represented in formal, descriptive, symbolic, and substantive terms. He shows the political tradeoffs involved in redistricting to increase the number of African-Americans in Congress. The book is the most comprehensive analysis of black politics in the congressional context ever published. It will appeal to political scientists, sociologists, historians, and psychologists concerned with minority politics, legislative politics, and the psychological, political, and sociological effects of increasing minority membership in Congress on the perception of government held by African Americans. Kenny J. Whitby is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitby, Kenny J.
Dewey number
323.196
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Representative government and representation
Label
The color of representation : congressional behavior and Black interests, Kenny J. Whitby, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-181) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : the quality of representation for African-Americans -- Federal protection of voting rights : the role of Congress in the Black struggle for the franchise -- The quest for equal opportunity -- The color of Congress : the impact of race and the role of issues in congressional roll call votes -- Racial redistricting and the representation of Black interests -- Epilogue : Black policy preferences, congressional behavior, and the future of representation for African-Americans
Control code
ocn651657306
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472087020
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651657306
Label
The color of representation : congressional behavior and Black interests, Kenny J. Whitby, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-181) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : the quality of representation for African-Americans -- Federal protection of voting rights : the role of Congress in the Black struggle for the franchise -- The quest for equal opportunity -- The color of Congress : the impact of race and the role of issues in congressional roll call votes -- Racial redistricting and the representation of Black interests -- Epilogue : Black policy preferences, congressional behavior, and the future of representation for African-Americans
Control code
ocn651657306
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472087020
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651657306

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