Faces of Inequality

Faces of Inequality : Social Diversity in American Politics

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The controversial new thesis of Faces of Inequality is that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies. Social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures. Overturning long-established conventional wisdom, Rodney Hero has developed a completely new lens through which to view American politics.show more

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  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 163 x 242 x 21mm | 534g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures
  • 019511714X
  • 9780195117141

About Rodney E. Hero

Rodney E. Hero is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the author of Latinos and the U.S. Political System (1992), which won the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Award for 1993.show more

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Rodney Hero confronts directly the weaknesses of Elazar's political culture thesis as the explanation for state-level political behavior and public policy decisions. Building on V. O. Key's belief that race is at the center of Southern politics, Hero expands on Key to argue that race is at the center of state politics in general. This is a provocative and important book that provides a new prism through which to view both state politics and public policy in America. * Paula D. McClain, University of Virginia *show more

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