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The Resource Steadfast Democrats : how social forces shape Black political behavior, Ismail K. White, Chryl N. Laird

Steadfast Democrats : how social forces shape Black political behavior, Ismail K. White, Chryl N. Laird

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Steadfast Democrats : how social forces shape Black political behavior
Title
Steadfast Democrats
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how social forces shape Black political behavior
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Ismail K. White, Chryl N. Laird
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eng
Summary
"Over the last half century, there has been a marked increase in ideological conservatism among African Americans, with nearly 50% of black Americans describing themselves as conservative in the 2000s, as compared to 10% in the 1970s. Support for redistributive initiatives has likewise declined. And yet, even as black Americans shift rightward on ideological and issue positions, Democratic Party identification has stayed remarkable steady, holding at 80% to 90%. It is this puzzle that White and Laird look to address in this new book: Why has ideological change failed to push black Americans into the Republican party? Most explanations for homogeneity have focused on individual dispositions, including ideology and group identity. White and Laird acknowledge that these are important, but point out that such explanations fail to account for continued political unity even in the face of individual ideological change and of individual incentives to defect from this common group behavior. The authors offer instead, or in addition, a behavioral explanation, arguing that black Americans maintain political unity through the establishment and enforcement of well-defined group expectations of black political behavior through a process they term racialized social constraint. The authors explain how black political norms came about, and what these norms are, then show (with the help of survey data and lab-in-field experiments) how such norms are enforced, and where this enforcement happens (through a focus on black institutions). They conclude by exploring the implications of the theory for electoral strategy, as well as explaining how this framework can be used to understand other voter communities"--
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White, Ismail K
Dewey number
323.1196/073
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W456 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Laird, Chryl Nicole
Series statement
Princeton studies in political behavior
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • African Americans
  • Party affiliation
  • Group identity
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies
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Steadfast Democrats : how social forces shape Black political behavior, Ismail K. White, Chryl N. Laird
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Black political decision making -- Norms of Black political behavior -- The political consequences of Black social networks -- The process of racialized social constraint -- Self-interest vs. group-interest and "racialized" social constraint -- Institutional constraints and the enforcement of racialized social pressure -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691199511
Lccn
2019033702
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119574933
  • (OCoLC)on1119574933
  • 3105109
Label
Steadfast Democrats : how social forces shape Black political behavior, Ismail K. White, Chryl N. Laird
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 -- Black political decision making -- Norms of Black political behavior -- The political consequences of Black social networks -- The process of racialized social constraint -- Self-interest vs. group-interest and "racialized" social constraint -- Institutional constraints and the enforcement of racialized social pressure -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691199511
Lccn
2019033702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119574933
  • (OCoLC)on1119574933
  • 3105109

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