Latino Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
Sharon Ann Navarro, Armando Xavier Mejia
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - Political Science - 321 pages
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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2 Protest Politics
3 Interest Groups and Social Movements
4 Electoral Politics
5 Latinos in Office
Key People Laws and Terms