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Faces of inequality [electronic resource] : social diversity in American politics / Rodney E. Hero.

By: Hero, Rodney E, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (vii, 193 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780198027720 (electronic bk.); 0198027729 (electronic bk.); 1280535121; 9781280535123.Subject(s): Multiculturalism -- United States -- States | Political culture -- United States -- States | State governments -- United States | Multiculturalism | Political culture | State governments | Multiculturalisme -- �Etats-Unis -- �Etats | Culture politique -- �Etats-Unis -- �Etats | Gouvernements d'�Etats f�ed�er�es -- �Etats-Unis | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Multiculturele samenlevingen | Binnenlandse politiekGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Faces of inequality.DDC classification: 306.2/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1 Social Diversity and the Study of State Politics and Policy; 2 The Social Diversity Interpretation in Perspective: Reviewing Other Explanations of State Politics; 3 Social Diversity and Political Institutions, Political Processes, and Attitudes; 4 Social Diversity and the Formal Institutions of State Government; 5 Social Diversity and State Public Policies: Education, Health, and Welfare; 6 Social Diversity and State Public Policies: Other Issues; 7 Social Diversity at the Substate Level; 8 The Social Diversity Interpretation of State Politics and Policy in Perspective; Notes.
Summary: The thesis of "Faces of Inequality" is that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies. Social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures. Opposing conventional wisdom, Rodney Hero seeks to provide a completely new lens through which to view American politics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-187) and index.

1 Social Diversity and the Study of State Politics and Policy; 2 The Social Diversity Interpretation in Perspective: Reviewing Other Explanations of State Politics; 3 Social Diversity and Political Institutions, Political Processes, and Attitudes; 4 Social Diversity and the Formal Institutions of State Government; 5 Social Diversity and State Public Policies: Education, Health, and Welfare; 6 Social Diversity and State Public Policies: Other Issues; 7 Social Diversity at the Substate Level; 8 The Social Diversity Interpretation of State Politics and Policy in Perspective; Notes.

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The thesis of "Faces of Inequality" is that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies. Social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures. Opposing conventional wisdom, Rodney Hero seeks to provide a completely new lens through which to view American politics.

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