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020 _a9781107031142 (hardback)
020 _a9781107657410 (paperback)
040 _aDLC
042 _apcc
043 _an-us---
050 _aHN57
_b.G565 2013
082 _a303.6/1
084 _aPOL040000
090 _aHN57 .G565 2013
100 _aGillion, Daniel Q.,
245 _aThe political power of protest :
_bminority activism and shifts in public policy /
_cDaniel Q. Gillion, University of Pennsylvania.
260 _c2013
264 _aCambridge ;
_aNew York :
_bCambridge University Press,
300 _axiv, 191 pages :
_billustrations, maps ;
_c23 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
490 _aCambridge studies in contentious politics
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index.
520 _a"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"--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 _aPOLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
650 _aProtest movements
_zUnited States.
650 _aPolitical participation
_zUnited States.
650 _aMinorities
_xCivil rights
_zUnited States.
906 _a7
925 _aacquire
_xpolicy default
955 _ard01 2012-08-21 RDA review
_axj12 2012-08-21 to GPSE
_axn08 2013-05-22 1 copy rec'd., to CIP ver.
_bxj12 2012-08-17
_cxj12 2012-08-17 ONIX (telework)
_dxj03 2012-09-05
_exj04 2012-09-05 to Dewey
_frk05 2013-09-13 CIP ver. to CALM (telework)
_trk47 2014-01-10 copy 2 added
_wrd13 2012-09-05
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