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Hispanics and the U.S. Political System: Moving into the Mainstream, CourseSmart eTextbook

By F. Chris Garcia, Gabriel Sanchez

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 9, 2008

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For courses in Hispanic Politics or Racial/Ethnic/Minority Politics courses.

For courses in American Government courses as a supplemental text.

 

As the Hispanic population in the U.S. grows, so too does its influence. The general election in 2000 marked an era of increased influence and awareness by Hispanics in politics both as voters and politicians. While it is clear that Latinos are influencing and changing politics, the impact on politics in the U.S. is still not clear. Authored by leading scholar, F. Chris Garcia and Gabriel Sanchez, Hispanics and the U.S. Political System : Moving into the Mainstream focuses on the historical, contemporary and future role of Hispanics in the United States.

Table of Contents

 

UNIT I: THE CONTEXT AND SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 1:  The People, Politics, Power and the US Political System

Chapter 2: Attitudinal, Constitutional and Historical Settings

Chapter 3: The Demographic and Socioeconomic Settings

 

UNIT II: INPUTS

Chapter 4:  Supports, Interests and Resources

Chapter 5:  Latino Public Opinion, Political Socialization and Political Culture

Chapter 6:  Participation--Voting and the Electoral Process

Chapter 7: Participation--Collective Action: Interest Groups, Organizations Coalitions and Leadership                      

Chapter 8: Participation--Political Parties and Political Ideology

  

UNIT III: CONVERSION AND DECISION MAKING

Chapter 9:  Representation--Representatives, Reapportionment and Redistricting

Chapter 10:  The National Government and Latinos

Chapter 11: Latinos in State and Local Governments

 

UNIT IV:  OUTPUTS OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM

Chapter 12: Latinos and Public Policies

Chapter 13: Summary, Some Observations and Conclusion 

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