Race and Representation: Electoral Politics and Ethnic Pluralism in Britain

Author:   Shamit Saggar ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
ISBN:  

9780719080395


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Race and Representation: Electoral Politics and Ethnic Pluralism in Britain


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The central concern of Race and representation is the political integration of Britain's ethnic minorities. The book provides a direct and extensive comparison between the voting behaviour of ethnic minorities and the electorate as a whole. Newly available in paperback, the book pioneers innovative use of the British Election Study and features the results of the 1997 ethnic minority election study. It also contains an in-depth look at party strategy with regard to ethnic minorities, ethnic minority attitudes on key issues and policies, and the lessons to be learned from the performance of black and Asian parliamentary candidates. In particular, the analysis aims to uncover whether electoral abstention, orientation towards issues and party alignment are primarily circumstantial, as existing research suggests is the case among the white population. It is a major re-examination of the role of ethnicity in shaping political outlook and voting choice. The book will be essential reading for students, teachers and scholars interested in the involvement of Britain's ethnic minorities in the democratic process. It will also have extensive appeal among activists, policy-makers and opinion formers concerned with ethnic diversity, race relations and political inclusion. -- .

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Author:   Shamit Saggar ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.408kg
ISBN:  

9780719080395


ISBN 10:   0719080398
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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'A pioneering and important study.' David Denver, University of Lancaster 'This study is long overdue. It will inevitably attract a great deal of interest.' James Mitchell, University of Sheffield ' The debates on ethnic minority electoral participation have been bedevilled by methodological problems and political disputes. Shamite Saggar's sensitive analysis and careful use of the British Election Study data make this an important and authoritative contribution to the understanding of ethnic minority politics. Zig Layton-Henry, University of Warwick


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Shamit Saggar is Senior Lecturer in Government at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London

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