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100 1  Grose, Christian R. 
245 10 Congress in black and white :|brace and representation in 
       Washington and at home /|cChristian R. Grose. 
260    Cambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300    xiv, 242 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-230) and 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 8  Machine generated contents note: 1. African-American 
       legislators, African-American districts, or democrats?; 2.
       A unified theory of African-American representation in 
       Congress; 3. The "hollow hope" of civil rights change in 
       the US House; 4. Location, location, location: delivering 
       constituency service to African-Americans; 5. Constituency
       service in the district: connecting black legislators, 
       black staff, and black voters; 6. Bringing home the bacon:
       delivering federal "pork" to African-Americans; 7. The 
       future of racial redistricting: black decisive districts. 
520    "Race matters in Congress. This book argues that although 
       electing black legislators yields meaningful outcomes in 
       the lives of African-American voters in the United States,
       drawing affirmative action districts does not impact 
       policy outcomes for black constituents"--|cProvided by 
520    "The symbolic importance of Barack Obama's election is 
       without question. But beyond symbolism, does the election 
       of African-American politicians matter? Grose argues that 
       it does and presents a unified theory of representation. 
       Electing African-American legislators yields more federal 
       dollars and congressional attention directed toward 
       African-American voters. However, race and affirmative 
       action gerrymandering have no impact on public policy 
       passed in Congress. Grose is the first to examine a 
       natural experiment and exceptional moment in history in 
       which black legislators - especially in the U.S. South - 
       represented districts with a majority of white 
       constituents. This is the first systematic examination of 
       the effect of a legislator's race above and beyond the 
       effect of constituency racial characteristics. Grose 
       offers policy prescriptions, including the suggestion that
       voting rights advocates, the courts, and redistricters 
       draw "black decisive districts," electorally competitive 
       districts that are likely to elect African Americans"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
610 10 United States.|bCongress|xMembership. 
650  0 African American legislators. 
650  0 Gerrymandering|zUnited States. 
650  0 African Americans|xGovernment policy. 
650  0 Civil rights|xGovernment policy|zUnited States. 
650  0 Representative government and representation|zUnited 
856 41 |3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/
856 42 |3Publisher description|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp://www.loc.gov
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