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Mobilizing Opportunities
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The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population’s increasing impact on the electorate; nor can a parsing of its subethnicities. In the most significant analysis to date on the growing political activation of Latinos, Ricardo Ramírez identifies when and where Latino participation in the political process has come about as well as its many motivations. Using a state-centered approach, the author focuses on the interaction between demographic factors and political contexts, from long-term trends in party competition, to the resources and mobilization efforts of ethnic organizations and the Spanish-language media, to the perception of political threat as a basis for mobilization.

The picture that emerges is one of great temporal and geographic variation. In it, Ramírez captures the transformation of Latinos’ civic and political reality and the engines behind the evolution of this crucial electorate.

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. State Contexts, Mobilization, and the Evolving Latino Electorate
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 2. Mobilization en Español: Spanish-Language Radio and the Reaction to HR 4437
  2. pp. 30-53
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  1. 3. Defensive Naturalization and the Opportunity to Mobilize
  2. pp. 54-72
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  1. 4. The Changing California Voter: A Case Study of Mobilizing Opportunities and Latino Participation over Time
  2. pp. 73-95
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  1. 5. Voice of the People: The Evolution and Effectiveness of Latino Voter Mobilization
  2. pp. 96-118
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  1. 6. The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics
  2. pp. 119-142
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 143-154
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  1. References
  2. pp. 155-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-177
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