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The Resource Nowhere to run : race, gender, and immigration in American elections, Christian Dyogi Phillips

Nowhere to run : race, gender, and immigration in American elections, Christian Dyogi Phillips

Label
Nowhere to run : race, gender, and immigration in American elections
Title
Nowhere to run
Title remainder
race, gender, and immigration in American elections
Statement of responsibility
Christian Dyogi Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why has the underrepresentation of women and racial minorities in elected office proved so persistent? Many researchers have asserted that the main shortfall happens at the candidacy stage--women and people of color are competitive candidates, but too few throw their hat into the ring. However, these studies are animated by two assumptions that tend to speak past each other. On the one hand, gender and politics scholars often suggest that women lack sufficient ambition to run for office relative to men. On the other hand, race and politics scholars have suggested that districts with majority white populations do not provide adequate resources or opportunities for minority candidates to succeed. These approaches tend to treat women and racial minorities as parallel social groups, and fail to account for the ways in which race and gender simultaneously shape candidacy. Nowhere to Run introduces the intersectional model of electoral opportunity, which argues that descriptive representation in elections is shaped by intersecting processes related to race and gender. Across states, realistic opportunities for potential candidates of color to get on state legislative ballots are sharply circumscribed by the distribution of white majority populations in most districts; and within the districts that are most widely viewed as winnable seats--majority minority districts--the perceived scarcity of viable electoral opportunities exacerbates factors that tend to push women of color farther from the candidate pipeline. These overlapping constraints result in an electoral landscape where women of color face constraints on electoral opportunity that are intersecting and multilayered. Drawing on an original dataset encompassing nearly every state legislative general election from 1996-2015, as well as interviews and surveys with candidates, donors, and other political elites from 42 states, Nowhere to Run tests this theory with a first of its kind study of Asian American and Latina/o candidacies, and the first simultaneous look at the relationship between changing populations and descriptive representation for African American, Asian American, Latina/o, and white women and men. The book sheds new light on how multiple dimensions of identity simultaneously shape pathways to candidacy and representation for all groups seeking a seat at the table in American politics."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Christian Dyogi
Dewey number
  • 324.973
  • 320.0820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • forms
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.P49 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Minorities
  • Women
  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Elections
  • Minorities
  • Women
  • United States
Label
Nowhere to run : race, gender, and immigration in American elections, Christian Dyogi Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1240306000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780197538937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, form, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1240306000
Label
Nowhere to run : race, gender, and immigration in American elections, Christian Dyogi Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1240306000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780197538937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, form, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1240306000

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