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The Resource Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose

Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose

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Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home
Title
Congress in black and white
Title remainder
race and representation in Washington and at home
Statement of responsibility
Christian R. Grose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Race matters in Congress. This book argues that although electing black legislators yields meaningful outcomes in the lives of African-American voters in the United States, drawing affirmative action districts does not impact policy outcomes for black constituents"--
  • "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"--
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Grose, Christian R
Dewey number
328.730089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
LC item number
.G76 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African American legislators
  • Gerrymandering
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American legislators
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Gerrymandering
  • Membership requirements
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
  • Het Congres
  • Rassenverhoudingen
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Racial trust between Black voters and Black legislators
  • Congressional decision making, political parties, and race
  • Electoral coalitions, turnout, and substantive representation
  • Black faces, white districts : the Supreme court and racial redistricting
  • White legislators and Black-influence districts
  • Why no one has examined both a Legislator's race and a district's Black population
  • 3.
  • The "hollow hope" of civil rights change in the U.S. House
  • Perverse effects, beneficial effects, or minimal effects? does racial gerrymandering affect median civil rights policy outcomes in the U.S. House?
  • What are black interests on rolls calls?
  • 1.
  • African-American legislators, African-American districts, or democrats?
  • Summary of book's argument and findings
  • The book's roadmap
  • 2.
  • A unified theory of African-American representation in Congress
  • The unified theory of African-American representation in Congress
  • Three competing theories of racial
  • Racial redistricting in 1992 and aggregate policy outcomes in the U.S. House
  • What about at the District level? does party or race matter more?
  • Implications for the future of majority-minority districts
  • 4.
  • Location, location, location: delivering constituency service to African-Americans
  • Constituency service as substantive representation
  • The importance of race : helping constituents in the district
  • Talking with congressional staff to assess constituency service to African Americans
  • Reaching voters with service : race trumps geography and party
  • Randy Forbes : big shoes to fill
  • How can we determine legislators' preferences on civil rights?
  • Earl Hilliard : he was elected to represent the people here
  • Congressional offices in black neighborhoods?
  • 5.
  • Constituency service in the district: connecting black legislators, black staff, and black voters
  • African-American staff and substantive Congressional Representation
  • White staff and substantive representation via constituency service
  • The racial backgrounds of Congressional District staff across the United STates
  • Which members of Congress disporportionately hire African-American staff?
  • Commonality versus difference : no difference
  • Conclusion :
  • Has the civil rights policy space in Congress changed over time?
  • race and the quality of constituency service to black constiuents
  • The relative unimportance of the south for civil rights floor outcomes in the house
  • Civil rights ideological shifts in state delegations due to racial redistricting
  • Political parties, agenda setting, and civil rights voting records in Congress
  • Counterfactual analysis
  • Did the creation of Black-majority districts in 1992 give the house to Republicans?
  • Summary :
  • Pork delivery, electoral coalitions, and racial representation
  • Conclusion and discussion
  • 7.
  • The future of racial redistricting: Black decisive districts
  • Race, Legislative representation, and the importance of elections
  • The need for Black-decisive districts : policy implications for the future of majority-minority districts and representation
  • Criteria for drawing districting plans maximizing Black-decisive districts
  • Conclusion and closing thoughts -- Appendix I:
  • Methods used to measure the civil rights issue space
  • Appendix 2 :
  • 6.
  • Methods for qualitative research
  • Appendix 3 :
  • Data, methods, and models for project allocations to African Americans
  • Bringing home the bacon: delivering federal "pork" to African-Americans
  • Pork is substantive representation
  • Bringing home the bacon to predominately Black counties and historically Black colleges and universities
  • Black legislators deliver more projects to African Americans
  • The effect of a legislator's race on project allocations
  • The effect of party on project allocation to Black constituents
  • Racial trust : the interactive effect of district Black population and a legislator's race
Control code
707078782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139011945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707078782
Label
Congress in black and white : race and representation in Washington and at home, Christian R. Grose
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Racial trust between Black voters and Black legislators
  • Congressional decision making, political parties, and race
  • Electoral coalitions, turnout, and substantive representation
  • Black faces, white districts : the Supreme court and racial redistricting
  • White legislators and Black-influence districts
  • Why no one has examined both a Legislator's race and a district's Black population
  • 3.
  • The "hollow hope" of civil rights change in the U.S. House
  • Perverse effects, beneficial effects, or minimal effects? does racial gerrymandering affect median civil rights policy outcomes in the U.S. House?
  • What are black interests on rolls calls?
  • 1.
  • African-American legislators, African-American districts, or democrats?
  • Summary of book's argument and findings
  • The book's roadmap
  • 2.
  • A unified theory of African-American representation in Congress
  • The unified theory of African-American representation in Congress
  • Three competing theories of racial
  • Racial redistricting in 1992 and aggregate policy outcomes in the U.S. House
  • What about at the District level? does party or race matter more?
  • Implications for the future of majority-minority districts
  • 4.
  • Location, location, location: delivering constituency service to African-Americans
  • Constituency service as substantive representation
  • The importance of race : helping constituents in the district
  • Talking with congressional staff to assess constituency service to African Americans
  • Reaching voters with service : race trumps geography and party
  • Randy Forbes : big shoes to fill
  • How can we determine legislators' preferences on civil rights?
  • Earl Hilliard : he was elected to represent the people here
  • Congressional offices in black neighborhoods?
  • 5.
  • Constituency service in the district: connecting black legislators, black staff, and black voters
  • African-American staff and substantive Congressional Representation
  • White staff and substantive representation via constituency service
  • The racial backgrounds of Congressional District staff across the United STates
  • Which members of Congress disporportionately hire African-American staff?
  • Commonality versus difference : no difference
  • Conclusion :
  • Has the civil rights policy space in Congress changed over time?
  • race and the quality of constituency service to black constiuents
  • The relative unimportance of the south for civil rights floor outcomes in the house
  • Civil rights ideological shifts in state delegations due to racial redistricting
  • Political parties, agenda setting, and civil rights voting records in Congress
  • Counterfactual analysis
  • Did the creation of Black-majority districts in 1992 give the house to Republicans?
  • Summary :
  • Pork delivery, electoral coalitions, and racial representation
  • Conclusion and discussion
  • 7.
  • The future of racial redistricting: Black decisive districts
  • Race, Legislative representation, and the importance of elections
  • The need for Black-decisive districts : policy implications for the future of majority-minority districts and representation
  • Criteria for drawing districting plans maximizing Black-decisive districts
  • Conclusion and closing thoughts -- Appendix I:
  • Methods used to measure the civil rights issue space
  • Appendix 2 :
  • 6.
  • Methods for qualitative research
  • Appendix 3 :
  • Data, methods, and models for project allocations to African Americans
  • Bringing home the bacon: delivering federal "pork" to African-Americans
  • Pork is substantive representation
  • Bringing home the bacon to predominately Black counties and historically Black colleges and universities
  • Black legislators deliver more projects to African Americans
  • The effect of a legislator's race on project allocations
  • The effect of party on project allocation to Black constituents
  • Racial trust : the interactive effect of district Black population and a legislator's race
Control code
707078782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139011945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707078782

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