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Author Rouse, Stella M., 1972-

Title Latinos in the legislative process : interests and influence / Stella Rouse, University of Maryland
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Contents Acknowledgments; 1 Latinos and Their Growing Influence; Latino Representation: Past, Present, and Unrealized Potential; Latino Identity and Representation; Importance of Defining Latino Interests; Concepts of Representation; Descriptive Representation; Substantive Representation; The Link between Descriptive and Substantive Representation; Toward an Understanding of Factors that Influence Latino Representation; Importance of State-Level Analysis; Chapter Outline; A Note about Case Selection and Methodology; 2 In the "Interests" of Latinos; What Issues Matter to Latinos?
4 Latino Interests and Latino Representation in Legislative CommitteesImportance of Legislative Committees; Expectations about the Behavior of Latinos on Legislative Committees; Data and Methods; Dispositional/Institutional Characteristics; District Characteristics; Results; The Effects of Ethnicity on Committee Participation by Specific Bill Type; A Congruent Analysis of Committee Activity?; Conclusion; 5 Vote Choice and Latino Representation; Previous Work on Roll Call Behavior and the Link between Descriptive and Substantive Representation
California AB 9Sponsorship of AB 9; Assembly Committee Activity on AB 9; Assembly Floor Action on AB 9; Senate Committee Activity on AB 9; Senate Floor Action on AB 9; AB 9: Latino Representatives in California and the Benefits of a Legislative Majority; Conclusion; 7 Conclusion; The Interests of Latinos; Latinos: The Fewer the Better?; Behind the Partially Drawn Curtain; The 800-Pound Gorilla; The Case of Latino Influence and Legislative Effort; Conclusion; Appendix A ANES Issue Priority Questions; Federal Spending; Appendix B ANES Personal Importance Questions
How Do the Interests of Latinos Compare to the Interests of Whites?Policy Priorities of Latino Legislators; "Latino" Content of Legislation; Conclusion; 3 Agenda Setting; The Importance of Agenda Setting and Group Interests; Critical Mass: The Conditional Nature of Representation; Expectations about the Behavior of Latinos during Agenda Setting; Data and Methods; Factors that Influence Agenda Setting; Dispositional Characteristics; Constituency/District Characteristics; Results; Bill Sponsorship; Passage of Bills Introduced; Conclusion
Roll Call Behavior, Latino Interests, and the Descriptive-Substantive LinkExpectations about Latinos and Latino-Interest Legislation during Roll Call Voting; Data and Methods; Dispositional Characteristics; Constituency/District Characteristics; Results; Conclusion; 6 The Influence of Latino Representatives; Arizona and SB 1070; Sponsorship of SB 1070; Senate Committee Activity on SB 1070; Senate Floor Action on SB 1070; House Committee Activity on SB 1070; House Floor Action on SB 1070; Senate Final Read of SB 1070; Long-Term Ramifications of SB 1070: Delayed Success for Latino Legislators?
Summary Explores Latino representation by taking a comprehensive look at the role of ethnicity throughout the legislative process in seven states
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnic groups -- United States.
Hispanic Americans -- Politics and government.
Legislation -- United States.
Pressure groups -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012039028
ISBN 110705589X (electronic bk.)
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