- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2016
- Print publication year: 2016
- Online ISBN: 9781139031165
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139031165
Contested Transformation constitutes the first comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minorities holding elective office in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Building on data from the Gender and Multicultural Leadership (GMCL) National Database and Survey, it provides a baseline portrait of Black, Latino, Asian American, and American Indian elected officials - the women and men holding public office at national, state, and local levels of government. Analysis reveals commonalities and differences across race and gender groups on their backgrounds, paths to public office, leadership roles, and policy positions. Challenging mainstream political science theories in their applicability to elected officials of color, the book offers new understandings of the experiences of those holding public office today. Gains in political leadership and influence by people of color are transforming the American political landscape, but they have occurred within a contested political context, one where struggles for racial and gender equality continue.
Beth Reingold - Emory University, Atlanta
Wendy G. Smooth - Ohio State University
Jane Yunhee Junn - University of Southern California
Susan J. Carroll - Rutgers University, New Jersey
Jennifer L. Hochschild - Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Harvard University
Christopher J. Clark Source: Perspectives on Politics
* Views captured on Cambridge Core between #date#. This data will be updated every 24 hours.
Usage data cannot currently be displayed.