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Description - Black Faces in the Mirror by Katherine Tate

Here, Katherine Tate examines the significance of race in the U.S. system of representative democracy for African Americans. Presenting important new findings, she offers the first empirical study to take up the question of representation from both sides of the constituent-representative relationship. The first half of the book examines whether black members of the U.S. Congress represent their constituents differently than white members do. The second half looks at the issue of representation from the perspective of ordinary African Americans based on a landmark national survey. These findings are sure to generate controversy, particularly as debate commences over renewing the Voting Rights Act, which is set to expire in 2007.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691117867
ISBN-10: 0691117861
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Katherine Tate

Katherine Tate is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of "From Protest to Politics" and coauthor of "African Americans and the American Political System" (Fourth Edition).