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The Resource The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania

The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania

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The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy
Title
The political power of protest
Title remainder
minority activism and shifts in public policy
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book demonstrates the direct influence that political protest behavior has on Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court, illustrating that protest is a form of democratic responsiveness that government officials have used, and continue to draw on, to implement federal policies. Focusing on racial and ethnic minority concerns, this book shows that the context of political protest has served as a signal for political preferences. As pro-minority rights behavior grew and anti-minority rights actions declined, politicians learned from minority protest and responded when they felt emboldened by stronger informational cues stemming from citizens' behavior, a theory referred to as the "information continuum." Given the influence that minority protest actions have wielded over national government, the book offers a powerful implication. Although the shift from protest to politics as a political strategy has opened the door for institutionalized political opportunity, racial and ethnic minorities have neglected a powerful tool to illustrate the inequalities that exist in contemporary society"--
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1979-
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Gillion, Daniel Q.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.G565 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Protest movements
  • Political participation
  • Minorities
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
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The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A continuum of information: the influence of minority political protest -- 2. Measuring information in minority protest -- 3. Viewing minority protest from the Hill: the individual and collective response from Congress -- 4. Knocking on the president's door: the impact of minority protest on presidential responsiveness -- 5. Appealing to an unlikely branch: minority political protest and the Supreme Court -- Conclusion: settling protest dust in a post-racial society -- Appendix A. Defining minority political protest -- Appendix B. Study description and coding across multiple institutions -- Appendix C. Time series methods -- References -- Index
Control code
809365681
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781107031142
Lccn
2012033206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022263982
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)809365681
Label
The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A continuum of information: the influence of minority political protest -- 2. Measuring information in minority protest -- 3. Viewing minority protest from the Hill: the individual and collective response from Congress -- 4. Knocking on the president's door: the impact of minority protest on presidential responsiveness -- 5. Appealing to an unlikely branch: minority political protest and the Supreme Court -- Conclusion: settling protest dust in a post-racial society -- Appendix A. Defining minority political protest -- Appendix B. Study description and coding across multiple institutions -- Appendix C. Time series methods -- References -- Index
Control code
809365681
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781107031142
Lccn
2012033206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022263982
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)809365681

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