Republican Ascendancy in Southern U. S. House Elections

ISBN-10: 0813344077
ISBN-13: 9780813344072
Edition: N/A
Authors: Seth C. McKee
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Book details

List price: $46.50
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Seth C. McKeeis assistant professor of political science at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. His PhD is from the University of Texas, Austin, and his expertise is in parties and election studies.

Tables and Illustrations
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Explaining Republican Ascendancy
Previous Research: Before Republican Ascendancy
Previous Research: After Republican Ascendancy
Sizing Up the Literature
A Theoretical Explanation for the Rise of Southern Republicans
Notes
The Dynamics of Party Identification
Party Identification: Not Always the "Unmoved Mover"
Changing Political Affiliations of Southern Whites
Issue Evolution and Partisan Change
Voters
Candidates
The Voting Rights Act, Its Reinforcement of Issue Evolution, and Conflict Extension
Growing Republican Identification of Southern Whites
Party Identification and Generational Replacement
Factors Affecting Party Identification
Conclusion
Notes
Electoral Effects of Redistricting
The Partisan Impact of Redistricting
The First Partisan Effect: Racial Redistricting
The Second Partisan Effect: The Behavior of Redrawn Voters
The Political Geography of Southern Congressional Elections
Partisan Impact of Redistricting in the 1992-1994 U.S. House Elections
Partisan Impact of Redistricting in the 2002 U.S. House Elections
Partisan Impact of Redistricting in Texas' 2004 U.S. House Elections
A Case Study of Texas 19 in the 2004 U.S. House Election
Conclusion
Notes
Republican Candidate Emergence
Competitiveness
The Changing Political Opportunity Structure
Money and Candidate Viability
Emergence Patterns in Normal- and High-Opportunity Elections
Primary Elections
General Elections
Conclusion
Notes
National Implications of Southern Republican Ascendancy
This Ain't Your Daddy's Dixie
The South and Partisan Polarization
The New Democratic Majority and the South
Short- and Long-Term Perspectives on the 2006 and 2008 Elections
Notes
The Future of Southern Congressional Politics
Racial and Ethnic Change
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Performance in Office
The End of Southern Exceptionalism?
Concluding Remarks
Notes
Documentation of Data Sources
Chapter 3 Supplementary Analysis
Chapter 4 Supplementary Tables
References
Index

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