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The Resource Latino representation in state houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas, (electronic resource)

Latino representation in state houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas, (electronic resource)

Label
Latino representation in state houses and Congress
Title
Latino representation in state houses and Congress
Statement of responsibility
Jason P. Casellas
Title variation
Latino Representation in State Houses & Congress
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that Latino representation in U.S. legislative institutions is shaped not only by demographics but by legislative institutional design, as well as elite-driven methods, features of the electoral system, and the increasing mainstreaming of Latinos in American society. The election of Latino legislators in the United States is thus complex and varied. This book provides evidence on how successful Latinos have been in winning state legislative and congressional districts in which they have no natural advantage. In particular, this book demonstrates that Latino candidates benefit from higher percentages of Latino citizens in the state, more liberal citizenries and citizen legislatures. Jason Casellas argues that the legislatures most conducive to the election of Latino candidates are Florida, New Mexico and California, whereas the least conducive are the U.S. House and New York. --
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
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1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casellas, Jason Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Legislative bodies
  • Legislative bodies
  • Hispanic American legislators
  • Hispanic Americans
Label
Latino representation in state houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511933929
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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
Introduction. Latinos in American society ; Latino political incorporation ; The concept of representation ; Brief discussion of subsequent chapters -- Latinos in legislatures : historical and theoretical setting. Literature on Latinos in legislatures ; Other minorities in legislatures and redistricting ; Research questions ; Types of data ; Choices of legislatures -- The effects of population, turnover, and term limits on Latino representation. Turnover, professionalism, and term limits ; Methods ; Institutional and demographic determinants of Latino representation ; Conclusion -- District composition and the election of Latino candidates. Redistricting after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ; Methods ; United States House ; Overall findings ; New Mexico ; California ; Texas ; Arizona ; Florida ; New York ; New Jersey ; Conclusion -- Electing Latinos in non-Latino majority districts. Methodology ; The elite-driven process ; Features of the Electoral System ; Latino Republicans ; Conclusion -- Voices from within : how Latino legislators see themselves. Methodology ; Background, political past, and election to current position ; Legislators' perceptions of competitiveness ; How they view their districts ; Issue priorities of Latino legislators ; Does partisanship trump ethnicity? ; Conclusion -- Roll call voting behavior of Latino legislators. Background of Latinos in Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas ; What we know about Latino roll call voting behavior ; Data and methods ; Findings ; Conclusion -- Conclusion. Legislatures and legislators matter ; Not all states are equal : institutions and demographics matter ; The mainstreaming of Latinos in U.S. legislatures ; African Americans and Latinos ; Party outreach extends beyond presidential races ; Latino pan-ethnic identity despite district differences ; Variations in Latino legislators' voting records
Control code
CR9780511933929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 189 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
9780511933929
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)701052684
Label
Latino representation in state houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511933929
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
Introduction. Latinos in American society ; Latino political incorporation ; The concept of representation ; Brief discussion of subsequent chapters -- Latinos in legislatures : historical and theoretical setting. Literature on Latinos in legislatures ; Other minorities in legislatures and redistricting ; Research questions ; Types of data ; Choices of legislatures -- The effects of population, turnover, and term limits on Latino representation. Turnover, professionalism, and term limits ; Methods ; Institutional and demographic determinants of Latino representation ; Conclusion -- District composition and the election of Latino candidates. Redistricting after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ; Methods ; United States House ; Overall findings ; New Mexico ; California ; Texas ; Arizona ; Florida ; New York ; New Jersey ; Conclusion -- Electing Latinos in non-Latino majority districts. Methodology ; The elite-driven process ; Features of the Electoral System ; Latino Republicans ; Conclusion -- Voices from within : how Latino legislators see themselves. Methodology ; Background, political past, and election to current position ; Legislators' perceptions of competitiveness ; How they view their districts ; Issue priorities of Latino legislators ; Does partisanship trump ethnicity? ; Conclusion -- Roll call voting behavior of Latino legislators. Background of Latinos in Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas ; What we know about Latino roll call voting behavior ; Data and methods ; Findings ; Conclusion -- Conclusion. Legislatures and legislators matter ; Not all states are equal : institutions and demographics matter ; The mainstreaming of Latinos in U.S. legislatures ; African Americans and Latinos ; Party outreach extends beyond presidential races ; Latino pan-ethnic identity despite district differences ; Variations in Latino legislators' voting records
Control code
CR9780511933929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 189 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
9780511933929
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)701052684

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