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Still a House Divided - Race and Politics in Obama's America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R813
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Still a House Divided - Race and Politics in Obama's America (Hardcover): Desmond S. King, Rogers M Smith

Still a House Divided - Race and Politics in Obama's America (Hardcover)

Desmond S. King, Rogers M Smith

Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives

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Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? "Still a House Divided" examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, Desmond King and Rogers Smith assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future.

Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, King and Smith identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided.

Presenting a powerful account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, "Still a House Divided" sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Desmond S. King • Rogers M Smith
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-14263-0
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Multicultural studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Multicultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
LSN: 0-691-14263-7
Barcode: 9780691142630

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