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Congress in Black and White by Grose, Christian R.
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Congress in Black and White

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The symbolic importance of Barack Obama's election is without question. But beyond symbolism, does the election of African-American politicians matter? Grose argues that it does and presents a unified theory of representation. Electing African-American legislators yields more federal dollars and congressional attention directed toward African-American voters. However, race and affirmative action gerrymandering have no impact on public policy passed in Congress. Grose is the first to examine a natural experiment and exceptional moment in history in which black legislators especially in the U.S. South represented districts with a majority of white constituents. This is the first systematic examination of the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the effect of constituency racial characteristics. Grose offers policy prescriptions, including the suggestion that voting rights advocates, the courts, and redistricters draw black decisive districts, electorally competitive districts that are likely to elect African Americans."

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Grose, Christian R.
Published: 03/01/2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107003514
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 0.70d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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