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African American Legislators in the American States

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ISBN-10: 0231106459

ISBN-13: 9780231106450

Edition: 2001

Authors: Kerry L. Haynie

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Has black inclusion in the political process changed political institutions and led to more black influence in the governmental process? How do African American legislators balance racial interests with broader issues of government? And how is their effectiveness subjectively perceived and objectively evaluated? In one of the first book-length studies to analyze the behavior of African American state legislators in multiple legislative sessions across five states, Kerry Haynie has compiled a wealth of valuable data that reveals the dynamics and effectiveness of black participation in the legislative process. Owing to the increasing role of state government in administering what he defines…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Introduction: Race Representatives or "Responsible Legislators"?
Agenda-Setting and the Representation of Black Interests
Race, Representation, and Committee Assignments
African American Political Incorporation: A View from the States
Race and Peer Evaluations of African American Legislators: A Case Study
Appendix to Chapter 3