Foreign migration to the United States is dramatically altering the demographic profile of the American electorate. Nearly a third of all Americans are of non-white and non-European descent. Latinos and Hispanics have recently eclipsed African Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. Between 1990 and 2000, Asians doubled the size of their population to more than 4 percent of Americans. Though immigration has altered the racial and ethnic composition of every state in the nation, surprisingly little is known about the consequences of this new heterogeneity for American politics. This book explores the impact and political consequences of immigration. After considering the organizations that mobilize new citizens to politics, the authors examine the political psychology of group consciousness for political mobilization. Finally, they consider the emerging patterns and choices of new voters.
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Author Biography - Jane Junn
Jane Junn is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. She is the author of Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn (with Richard Niemi; 1998) and Education and Democratic Citizenship in America (with Norman Nie and Ken Stehlik-Barry; 1996), which won the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association. Her research interests include political participation and elections, education and democracy, immigration, and racial and ethnic politics. Kerry L. Haynie is Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He also co-directs Duke's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences. He is the author of African American Legislators in the American States (2001), co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics, volumes I and II (2000), and has written numerous articles for political science journals.