Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Politics of Democratic Inclusion

By: Christina Wolbrecht (author)Paperback

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The issue of political participation has been central to American politics since the founding of the United States. The Politics of Democratic Inclusion addresses the ways traditionally underrepresented groups have and have not achieved political incorporation, representation, and influence-or \u0022democratic inclusion\u0022-in American politics. Each chapter provides a \u0022state of the discipline\u0022 essay that addresses the politics of diversity from a range of perspectives and in a variety of institutional arenas. Taken together, the essays in The Politics of Democratic Inclusion evaluate and advance our understanding of the ways in which the structure, processes, rules, and context of the American political order encourage, mediate, and hamper the representation and incorporation of traditionally disadvantaged groups.

About Author

Christina Wolbrecht is Packey J. Dee Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame. Her book, The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change, received the 2001 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association. Rodney E. Hero is Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame, where he also serves as chair of the department. His book, Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-Tiered Pluralism (Temple, 1992), received the American Political Science Association's Ralph J. Bunche Award. He also authored Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics (1998). Contributors: Kristi Andersen, Syracuse University; Peri E. Arnold, University of Notre Dame; David T. Canon, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Dennis Chong, Northwestern University; Susan E. Clarke, University of Colorado, Boulder; Patricia Conley, University of Chicago; Elizabeth F. Cohen, Syracuse University; Anne N. Costain, University of Colorado, Boulder; Paul Frymer, University of California, San Diego; Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University; Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University; Miki Caul Kittilson, University of Texas, San Antonio; Jan Leighley, Texas A&M University; George Lovell, University of Washington; Michael McCann, University of Washington; Kenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University; Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University; Katherine Tate, University of California, Irvine; Alvin B. Tillery, University of Notre Dame, and the editors.


1. Introduction - Rodney E. Hero and Christina WolbrechtPart I. Diversity Within and Across GroupsIntroduction - Alvin B. Tillery2. From Nominal to Ordinal: Reconceiving Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the United States - Jennifer L. Hochschild3. Reviving Group Consciousness - Dennis Chong and Reuel Rogers4. Bringing Outsiders In: Questions of Immigrant Incorporation - Michael Jones-CorreaPart II. Mediating InstitutionsIntroduction - Christina Wolbrecht5. Social Movements as Mechanisms for Political Inclusion - Anne N. Costain6. Race, Parties, and Democratic Inclusion - Paul Frymer7. Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Mobilization: Where's the Party? - Jan E. Leighley8. Political Parties, Minorities, and Elected Office: Comparing Opportunities for Inclusion in the United States and Britain - Miki Caul Kittilson and Katherine Tate9. Political Institutions and Incorporation of Immigrants - Kristi Andersen and Elizabeth F. CohenPart III. Governing InstitutionsIntroduction - Peri E. Arnold and Rodney E. Hero10. Splintering Citizenship and the Prospects for Democratic Inclusion - Susan E. Clarke11. School Boards and the Politics of Education Policy: Downstream Consequences of Structure - Kenneth J. Meier12. A Tangled Legacy: Federal Courts and Struggles for Democratic Inclusion - George Lovell and Michael McCann13. The Representation of Racial Interests in the U.S. Congress - David T. Canon14. The American Presidency and the Politics of Democratic Inclusion - Patricia ConleyAbout the ContributorsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781592133598
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781592133598
  • ISBN10: 1592133592

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