Racial Diversity and Social Capital
Equality and Community in America
By (author) Rodney E. Hero
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Racial Diversity and Social Capital by Rodney E. Hero
Book DescriptionRace and racial diversity are important aspects of America and have been shown to substantially affect social relations and the political system, often in ways inconsistent with the values of equality. However, greater civic association and a general sense of community, embodied in the concept of social capital, are said to have tremendous beneficial effects and profoundly influence American society. This 2007 study juxtaposes and critically assesses two bodies of research that have reached different conclusions on these issues. Is America's legacy of racial inequality an 'evil twin' of the benefits of social capital? By analysing the social outcomes for racial minorities, in addition to other dimensions of American politics, the author shows that the impact of racial diversity consistently outweighs that of social capital.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521698610
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rodney E. Hero
Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics, Hardback (January 2013)
This is the first systematic study of Black-Latino intergroup relations at the national level of United States politics.
Latinos in the New Millennium, Paperback (December 2011)
Provides essential knowledge about Latinos, contextualizing research data by structuring discussion around many dimensions of Latino political life in the US.
Racial Diversity and Social Capital, Hardback (March 2007)
This 2007 book connects and critically assesses two bodies of research - social capital and racial diversity.
Faces of Inequality, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Rodney E. Hero
Contending that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies, this text argues that social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures.
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Author Biography - Rodney E. Hero
Rodney E. Hero is the Packey J. Dee III Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Latinos and the U.S. Political System (1992), which received the Ralph J. Bunche award of the American Political Science Association, and Faces of Inequality (1998), winner of the APSA's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award. Professor Hero is also co-author of Multi-Ethnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education Reform (2006).
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