Democracy in Immigrant America

Democracy in Immigrant America

Changing Demographics and Political Participation

eBook - 2005
Rate this:
Chicago Distribution Center
Democracy in Immigrant America provides a comprehensive analysis of democratic participation among first- and second-generation immigrants in the United States, addressing the questions that are integral to understanding the present-day realities of immigrant politics: How are immigrants changing the racial and ethnic makeup of the American electorate? How do their numbers compare to those in the early 20th century? Do traditional models of political behavior explain the voting participation of immigrants, and should new factors related to immigrant adaptation be considered? By addressing these questions,Democracy in Immigrant America points the way forward for a new research agenda in immigrant politics.


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of democratic participation among first- and second-generation immigrants in the United States.


Book News
Ramakrishnan (Public Policy Institute of California) seeks the facts behind the theories about how immigrants and their offspring influence political life in America. He reviews the data to find whether traditional models of voting participation can account for the political behavior of immigrants, and whether new factors relating to adaptation add to our theoretical understanding of voter turnout. He also closely considers other forms of political participation beside voting and examines how factors within immigrant communities can be at play and what research is needed to move from the theoretical to the practical in political forecasting. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781423716600
1423716604
0804750440
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages) : illustrations

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top