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Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership

Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership

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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521857475

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  • Despite the hopes of the civil rights movement, researchers have found that the election of African Americans to office has not greatly improved the well-being of the black community. By shifting the focus to the white community, this book shows that black representation can have a profound impact. Utilizing national public opinion surveys, data on voting patterns in large American cities, and in-depth studies of Los Angeles and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that under most black mayors there is real, positive change in the white vote and in the racial attitudes of white residents. This change occurs because black incumbency provides concrete information that disproves the fears and expectations of many white residents. These findings not only highlight the importance of black representation; they also demonstrate the critical role that information can play in racial politics to the point where black representation can profoundly alter white views and white votes.

    • Considers the influence and effects of growing racial and ethnic minority population on American politics
    • Deals with the important topic of minority representation
    • Relevant to multiple subfields and offers insights on: 1. racial politics, 2. urban politics, 3. public opinion
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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521857475
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 157 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Black leadership: the possibilities
    2. The transformation of the white vote
    3. The transformation of white attitudes
    4. Learning across different cities
    5. Black Mayoral leadership in Los Angeles
    6. Black Mayoral leadership in Chicago
    7. Other cases where information could matter.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Racial Identity, Politics, & Public Policy
    • Racial Politics in the United States
    • Seminar on Black Politics
  • Author

    Zoltan L. Hajnal, University of California, San Diego
    Zoltan L. Hajnal is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He has published articles in numerous journals, including The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, Urban Affairs Review, and Social Science Quarterly. He received the American Political Science Association's award for Best Paper on Urban Politics. His research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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