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The Resource Why Americans don't join the party : race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate, Zoltan L. Hajnal, Taeku Lee

Why Americans don't join the party : race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate, Zoltan L. Hajnal, Taeku Lee

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Why Americans don't join the party : race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate
Title
Why Americans don't join the party
Title remainder
race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate
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Zoltan L. Hajnal, Taeku Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
Two trends are dramatically altering the American political landscape: growing immigration and the rising prominence of independent and nonpartisan voters. Examining partisan attachments across the four primary racial groups in the United States, this book offers a sustained and systematic account of how race and immigration today influence the relationship that Americans have, or fail to have, with the Democratic and Republican parties. The authors contend that partisanship is shaped by three factors, identity, ideology, and information, and they show that African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and whites respond to these factors in distinct ways. The book explores why so many Americans, in particular, Latinos and Asians, fail to develop ties to either major party, why African Americans feel locked into a particular party, and why some white Americans are shut out by ideologically polarized party competition. Through extensive analysis, the authors demonstrate that when the Democratic and Republican parties fail to raise political awareness, to engage deeply held political convictions, or to affirm primary group attachments, nonpartisanship becomes a rationally adaptive response. By developing a model of partisanship that explicitly considers America's new racial diversity and evolving nonpartisanship, this book provides the Democratic and Republican parties and other political stakeholders with the means and motivation to more fully engage the diverse range of Americans who remain outside the partisan fray
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hajnal, Zoltan
Dewey number
324.273011
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.H34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lee, Taeku
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Identity politics
  • Allegiance
  • Political alienation
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Why Americans don't join the party : race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate, Zoltan L. Hajnal, Taeku Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Party identification: the historical and ontological origins of a concept -- Identity, ideology, information, and the dimensionality of nonpartisanship -- Leaving the mule behind: independents and African American partisanship -- What does it mean to be a partisan? -- The sequential logic of Latino and Asian American partisanship -- Beyond the middle: ambivalence, extremism, and white nonpartisans -- The electoral implications of nonpartisanship -- Conclusion
Control code
649079426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691148793
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649079426
Label
Why Americans don't join the party : race, immigration, and the failure (of political parties) to engage the electorate, Zoltan L. Hajnal, Taeku Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Party identification: the historical and ontological origins of a concept -- Identity, ideology, information, and the dimensionality of nonpartisanship -- Leaving the mule behind: independents and African American partisanship -- What does it mean to be a partisan? -- The sequential logic of Latino and Asian American partisanship -- Beyond the middle: ambivalence, extremism, and white nonpartisans -- The electoral implications of nonpartisanship -- Conclusion
Control code
649079426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691148793
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649079426

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