Latino Political Power

Latino Political Power

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An untold story of the last decade is the rapid ascent to electoral office of Latinos nationwide, who now hold more than five thousand elected positions. Latino Political Power provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Latino politics from the early 20th century to the present. The purpose of the book is twofold: to capture the transition of Latinos from disenfranchised outsiders to political leaders, and to observe the relationship between those leaders and their ethnic communities. Geron tackles a number of key questions: Who is running for office? How are they elected? How does ethnicity variously shape the politics of candidates and the priorities they pursue once in office? He also addresses commonalities and differences among Latinos based on location, gender, party affiliation, and ethnic ties. Students will come away from the rich case studies and nationwide survey data with a broad understanding of contemporary Latino political behavior.show more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588260003
  • 9781588260000

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Rich with insight and information. - Rodolfo Rosales, University of Texas at San Antonio; "Provides a solid basis for understanding the dynamics of political integration for the fastest growing population in the United States." - Manuel Avalos, Arizona State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Pathways to Incorporation. Latino Politics Before World War II. The Emergence of New Voices. Into the Mainstream. Voters, Parties, and Latino Political Development. Variations on Power: Miami, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. A Surge of Representation in the Salinas Valley. Today's Latino Elected Officials. Latino Politics in the New Millennium.show more

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