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The Congressional Black Caucus : Racial Politics in the US Congress - Robert Singh

The Congressional Black Caucus

Racial Politics in the US Congress

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780761902805
Number Of Pages: 256

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The history and influence of the Congressional Black Caucus is the theme of this book. The author demonstrates that the organization has successfully articulated the concerns of African Americans, but has only had a marginal impact on public policy. He shows that the increased membership of the Caucus has added considerable internal obstacles to the ever present external obstacles which have always constrained their power.

The Congressional Black Caucus
Three Perspectives on a Modern Representational Puzzle
Representation without Organization
Black Congressional Politics from Reconstruction to the Modern Era
The CBC
Caucus Origins and Organization
CBC Activities, Role and Influence, 1971-1992
The Representational Environment
Black Congressional Politics at Home
The Institutional Environment
Black Congressional Politics on the Hill
From Isolation to Influence?
The CBC in the 103rd and 104th Congresses
Conclusion
The Black Caucus in the 1990s Continuity and Change
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ISBN: 9780761902805
ISBN-10: 0761902805
Series: Contemporary American Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.37  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.41