Newcomers, Outsiders, and Insiders Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 047203376X

ISBN-13: 9780472033768

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ronald Schmidt, Rodney E. Hero, Andrew L. Aoki, Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh

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"The authors have done a commendable and impressive job of addressing a topic of long-lasting and increasing significance in U.S. politics." ---F. Chris Garcia, University of New Mexico"This is a path-breaking book that will be read across disciplines beyond political science." ---James Jennings, Tufts UniversityOver the past four decades, the United States has experienced the largest influx of immigrants in its history. Not only has the ratio of European to non-European newcomers changed, but recent arrivals are coming from the Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, South America, and other regions which have not previously supplied many immigrants to the United States.In this timely study, a team of political scientists examines how the arrival of these newcomers has affected the efforts of long-standing minority groups---Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Americans---to gain equality through greater political representation and power. The authors predict that, for some time to come, the United States will function as a complex multiracial hierarchy, rather than as a genuine democracy.Ronald Schmidt, Sr. is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Office for Women's Affairs (OWA) at Indiana University, Bloomington.Andrew L. Aoki is Professor of Political Science at Augsburg College.Rodney E. Hero is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Rodney E. Hero is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Introduction: Focus, Framework, Benchmarks
Immigrants and the New Racial Politics
The "New Immigration" and U.S. Ethnoracial Politics
Analytical Framework for Studying Political Incorporation
Historical and Social Contexts
The Historical Context of U.S. Ethnoracial Politics
The Persistence of Racial Segregation in a Diverse America
Political Incorporation in an Era of Immigration
Political Participation, Descriptive Representation, and the Quest for Political Power
Political Incorporation, Governing Coalitions, and Public Policy
Conclusions
Immigrants and the Future of American Ethnoracial Politics
Notes
References
Index
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