Black Electoral Politics

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Lucius Jefferson Barker
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1990 - Political Science - 275 pages
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The official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), this annual publication includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use a variety of models, approaches, and methodologies. The central focus is on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups because of race, ethnicity, sex, or other factors. The research is performed in a variety of contexts and settings.

This second volume is dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the NCOBPS, and is commemorated in a special introductory section that includes major feature articles, a special symposium, and a book review section.

Lucius J. Barker is Edna F. Gellhorn Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at Washington University, St. Louis, and author of a number of books and articles on American judicial politics and public law and African-American politics.

 

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Contents

Special Anniversary Section
3
Observations on The State of the Organization
13
Guidance and AfricanAmerican Political Participation
22
WhiteBlack Perceptions of the Electability of Black Political Candidates
45
The Case of Richmond v Croson
65
Political Responses to Underemployment among African Americans
92
Analysis of Adams States Progress
110
BigCity Black Mayors Have They Made a Difference?
129
A TwentyYear Perspective
188
The Pioneering Books on Black Politics and the Political Science Community 19031965
196
Independent Leveraging and Local Community Development
219
Race Ethnicity and the Politics of Resources
223
Separate and Unequal Societies in Urban Politics
228
A Review of the Literature
234
Urban Politics
244
A Conceptual Critique of William J Wilsons Model of American Racial History
249

An Overview
131
A Comment
138
Effective Mayoral Leadership as a Matter of Public Perception
145
Black Political and Mayoral Leadership in Birmingham and New Orleans
154
19831987
161
An Analysis of Mayor Tom Bradleys Electoral Success
169
A Look Ahead
176
The Technocrat
183
Book Reviews
264
The Constitution Equality and Race
267
From Social Activist to Power Broker
268
Four Case Studies
269
An Introduction to Urban Politics
271
A Study in Representation
273
Book Notes
275
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