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Understanding the diversity of American state legislatures

Karl T. q (Karl Theodore) Kurtz

Understanding the diversity of American state legislatures

by Karl T. q (Karl Theodore) Kurtz

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Legislative bodies -- United States -- States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAmerican state legislatures, State legislatures, Understanding state legislatures, Extension of remarks
    StatementKarl T. Kurtz.
    SeriesExtension of remarks -- June, 1992.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5, [1] leaves, 2 leaves of plates :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22394883M

    Start studying Congress v.s. State Legislature. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Using a combination of analytical, statistical, and qualitative methods, Kanthak and Krause are able to assess the full-scale consequences of diversity in .

    To answer this question, we examine original data from 30 state legislatures over the period of to Specifically, we study women, African Americans, Latinos, and blue-collar workers. We recognize that these groups have distinct histories and experience different sets of opportunities and obstacles to advancement in modern American File Size: KB. Kerry L. Haynie is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African & African American Studies. He directs Duke’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, and is one of the editors of the journal, Politics, Groups, and Identities.

    Comprehensive study of the state of black state legislative politics. Devolution and Black State Legislators examines whether black state legislators can produce qualitative gains in the substantive representation of black a battle cry by southern conservatives, “new federalism” has shifted power from Washington to the respective state governments and, . The American Journal of Political Science 60(4) Christopher Warsaw, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Dynamics of State Policy Liberalism, " The American Journal of Political Science 60(4) Frederick J. Boehmke, University of Iowa "Pivotal Politics and Initiative Use in the American State.".


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