Latino Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2004 - Political Science - 321 pages
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"Latino Americans and Political Participation" examines Latino/a American political behavior, covering both electoral and other political issues. The essays provide thorough accounts of the relevant people, places, and events and provide a broad overview of Latino/a political participation in the United States. The information is accessible to individuals new to the topic, but there is extensive coverage to satisfy experienced researchers as well.

The volume is rich with case studies and contains information on important political figures, key political events, and a guide to supplementary literature and resources. Contributors include prominent Latino/a scholars who provide a thorough review of the academic literature on such subjects as political demography, protest politics, interest groups, social movement participation, and political representation in national, state, local, and community-level politics.

 

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Contents

1 Overview
1
2 Protest Politics
57
3 Interest Groups and Social Movements
89
4 Electoral Politics
121
5 Latinos in Office
173
Documents
227
Key People Laws and Terms
237
Resources
253
Chronology
275
Appendix Variable Operationalization Indices of Survey Questions Utilized in Analysis Chapter 4
285
Annotated Bibliography
289
Index
305
About the Contributors
319
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Sharon A. Navarro, PhD, is assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Armando Xavier Mejia is a lecturer in the Chicano/a Studies Program and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

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