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Svart på vitt: Om ras i amerikansk lokal politik. Fallet Dallas.

Hassan Dirie, Amal LU (2009) STVK01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper aims to discuss two research questions. The first question is what role race plays in American local politics. With the second question I intend to analyze what effect racial group conflicts have had in the city of Dallas.
In the case of what role race has played in American local politics the results indicate that the complexity of the term race in itself makes the study of race in American politics both relevant, interesting and also; more difficult. However, there are also many concerns with the current status of ethnic minorities in politics. Because of disproportionate voting patterns minorities are still very much political underdogs, even though their relative numbers and civil rights have become better.
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This paper aims to discuss two research questions. The first question is what role race plays in American local politics. With the second question I intend to analyze what effect racial group conflicts have had in the city of Dallas.
In the case of what role race has played in American local politics the results indicate that the complexity of the term race in itself makes the study of race in American politics both relevant, interesting and also; more difficult. However, there are also many concerns with the current status of ethnic minorities in politics. Because of disproportionate voting patterns minorities are still very much political underdogs, even though their relative numbers and civil rights have become better.
The analysis of Dallas is carried out with the group interest theory created by Karen M. Kaufmann. This theory aims to explain local voting behavior in mayoral elections. In the case of Dallas there is no major indication of heightened group conflicts around the time of mayoral elections, although the city in itself is highly segregated. (Less)
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Hassan Dirie, Amal LU
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STVK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
mayoral elections, local politics, Dallas, race, group interest theory
language
Swedish
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1526204
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2010-02-01 18:25:09
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2010-02-01 18:25:09
@misc{1526204,
  abstract     = {This paper aims to discuss two research questions. The first question is what role race plays in American local politics. With the second question I intend to analyze what effect racial group conflicts have had in the city of Dallas.
 In the case of what role race has played in American local politics the results indicate that the complexity of the term race in itself makes the study of race in American politics both relevant, interesting and also; more difficult. However, there are also many concerns with the current status of ethnic minorities in politics. Because of disproportionate voting patterns minorities are still very much political underdogs, even though their relative numbers and civil rights have become better. 
The analysis of Dallas is carried out with the group interest theory created by Karen M. Kaufmann. This theory aims to explain local voting behavior in mayoral elections. In the case of Dallas there is no major indication of heightened group conflicts around the time of mayoral elections, although the city in itself is highly segregated.},
  author       = {Hassan Dirie, Amal},
  keyword      = {mayoral elections,local politics,Dallas,race,group interest theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Svart på vitt: Om ras i amerikansk lokal politik. Fallet Dallas.},
  year         = {2009},
}