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Oversight Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

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ISBN-10: 0691149267

ISBN-13: 9780691149264

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael D. Minta

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.29" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Voting as a Measure of Representation
Oversight as a Form of Political Representation
Strategic Group Uplift
Chapter Outline
Race, Ethnicity, and a Theory of Substantive Representation in Congressional Oversight
Origins and Presence of Strategic Group Uplift in African Americans
Origins of Strategic Group Uplift for Latino Legislators
Hypotheses and Alternative Explanations
Conclusion
Congress, Minority Interests, and Federal Policymaking
Congressional Intervention and African Americans
Mexican Americans and the Federal Government
Puerto Ricans and the Federal Government
Cuban Americans and Federal Government Intervention
Federal Interventions and Latino Interests
Federal Attention to Racial and Social Welfare Policies
Conclusion
Black and Brown Voices in Committee Deliberations on Civil Rights
Measuring Advocacy of Minority Interests in Committees
Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Congressional Overseers and Legislative Responsiveness
Civil Rights Enforcement in the Clinton Years
Return to Republican Rule and the Fight for Minority Rights
Civil Rights Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era
Beyond the Deliberations
Conclusion
Congressional Oversight and Social Welfare Policy
Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Congressional Overseers
Congressional Attention to Social Welfare Issues and Legislative Responsiveness
Liberal Social Welfare Policy and the Clinton Years
Diversity of Perspectives and Challenging Negative Stereotypes in Social Welfare Debates
The Republicans' Contract with America and Retrenchment of Social Welfare Policies
Diversity of Perspectives in Deliberations
Social Welfare Policy in the Post-9/11 Era
Conclusion
Conclusion
Implications for Racial, Ethnic, and Class-Based Politics
Implications for Coalition Politics
Implications for Political Representation
Legislative Responsiveness and Democratic Accountability
Legislators' Motivations and Strategic Group Uplift
Congressional and Bureaucratic Relations
Limitations of Strategic Group Uplift
Public Policy Implications
Data and Methodology
Coding Protocol for Congressional Hearings
Racial/Ethnic Congressional Hearings Coded
General Social Welfare Congressional Hearings Coded
Likelihood of Intervention for Stronger Enforcement of Civil Rights Policies
Likelihood of Intervention for General Social Welfare Policies
References
Index