Über den Autor
Charles E. Menifield is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Mississippi State University.
1 Preface 2 Acknowledgments 3 Minority Representation in the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction 4 African American Representation in Congress, Then and Now 5 The Institutional Roles of Women Serving in Congress: 1960-2000 6 An Analysis of Descriptive and Substantive Latino Representation in Congress 7 The Representation of Asian Americans in the U.S. Political System 8 American Indian Representation in the 20th and 21st Centuries 9 Voters, Non-Voters and Minority Representation 10 The Effects of Redistricting on the Underrepresented 11 Black State Legislators: A Case Study of North Carolina and Maryland 12 A Wave of Change: Women in State and Local Governments 13 New Black Women in the Old White Confederacy: An Analyses of Occupational Status in State and Local Government 14 Representative Government and Affirmative Action in Mississippi: An Oxymoron in the Making? 15 Legislative Collaboration and Descriptive Representation 16 Representation of Minorities in the Next Century
Representation of Minority Groups in the U.S. aims to assess the changes that have occurred with respect to the descriptive and substantive representation of women, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians in the U.S. political system from 1965 to the present. Each institutionally oriented chapter provides the reader with detailed demographic and behavioral facts concerning minority groups in the political system. How these groups are represented is assessed through discussions of partisanship, ideology, policy impact, role orientations, leadership, committee assignment, bill co-sponsorship, and voting behavior.