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The Resource America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal, (electronic resource)

America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal, (electronic resource)

Label
America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics
Title
America's uneven democracy
Title remainder
race, turnout, and representation in city politics
Statement of responsibility
Zoltan L. Hajnal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although there is a widespread belief that uneven voter turnout leads to biased outcomes in American democracy, existing empirical tests have found few effects. By offering a systematic account of how and where turnout matters in local politics, this book challenges much of what we know about turnout in America today. It demonstrates that low and uneven turnout, a factor at play in most American cities, leads to sub-optimal outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities. Low turnout results in losses in mayoral elections, less equitable racial and ethnic representation on city councils, and skewed spending policies. The importance of turnout confirms long held suspicions about the under-representation of minorities and raises normative concerns about local democracy. Fortunately, this book offers a solution. Analysis of local participation indicates that a small change to local election timing - a reform that is cost effective and relatively easy to enact - could dramatically expand local voter turnout.--
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hajnal, Zoltan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local elections
  • Voter turnout
  • Municipal government
Label
America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511800535
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vote and democracy -- Where turnout should matter -- Turnout could matter at the local level -- Winners and losers in mayoral elections -- Turnout and representation on city councils -- Turnout and local government spending priorities -- Raising voter turnout -- The broader implications of uneven turnout
Control code
CR9780511800535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521137508
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593286834
Label
America's uneven democracy : race, turnout, and representation in city politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511800535
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vote and democracy -- Where turnout should matter -- Turnout could matter at the local level -- Winners and losers in mayoral elections -- Turnout and representation on city councils -- Turnout and local government spending priorities -- Raising voter turnout -- The broader implications of uneven turnout
Control code
CR9780511800535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521137508
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593286834

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