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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$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65841-1