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

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

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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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Subject
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.
Dewey number
303.6/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.G565 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Protest movements
  • Political participation
  • Minorities
Label
The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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 response from an individual and collective body of 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; 6. Conclusion: settling protest dust and a future outlook on minority policies
Control code
EBC1099938
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 191 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139612951
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099938
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099938
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695293
  • (CaONFJC)MIL485885
  • (OCoLC)828615395
Label
The political power of protest : minority activism and shifts in public policy, Daniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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 response from an individual and collective body of 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; 6. Conclusion: settling protest dust and a future outlook on minority policies
Control code
EBC1099938
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 191 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139612951
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099938
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099938
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695293
  • (CaONFJC)MIL485885
  • (OCoLC)828615395

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