Due to the dramatic growth of the Latino population in the United States, in combination with the relative decline of the Anglo (non-Hispanic white) share, Latino studies is increasingly at the forefront of political concern. In "Latino Politics; Identity, Mobilization, and Representation", editors Rodolfo Espino, David L. Leal, and Kenneth J. Meier bring together essays from a number of leading scholars to address the ever-more-important issues within the field. Providing an overview of issues surrounding Latino identity, political opinion, and political behavior - such as differences among Latino groups based on national origin, the importance of descriptive representation, and issues of competition and cooperation, particularly with reference to African Americans - the contributors speak to the many fundamental debates ingrained in the discipline.
Rodolfo Espino is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University. David L. Leal is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, is also Professor of Public Sector Management at the Cardiff University Business School in Wales.
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