Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics

Paperback | February 18, 2000

byRodney E. Hero

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"This is a provocative and important book that provides a new prism through which to view both state politics and public policy in America."--Paula D. McClain, University of Virginia. "This is a most exciting new book on state politics. . . . It offers fresh perspectives on standard treatments of state politics and is extraordinary well-researched. It is both a comprehensive survey of the field of American state politics and a fresh theoretical primer for understanding statepolicy dynamics."--Robert B. Albritton, Northern Illinois University.

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"This is a provocative and important book that provides a new prism through which to view both state politics and public policy in America."--Paula D. McClain, University of Virginia. "This is a most exciting new book on state politics. . . . It offers fresh perspectives on standard treatments of state politics and is extraordinary we...

Rodney E. Hero is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the author of Latinos and the U.S. Political System (1992), which won the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Award for 1993.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 18, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195137884

ISBN - 13:9780195137880

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Table of Contents

1. Social Diversity and the Study of State Politics and Policy2. The Social Diversity Interpretation in Perspective: Reviewing Other Approaches Explaining State Politics3. Social Diversity and Political Institutions, Political Processes, and Attitudes4. Social Diversity and Formal Institutions of State Government5. Social Diversity and State Public Policies, I: Education, Health, Welfare6. Social Diversity and State Public Policies, II: Other Politics7. Social Diversity at the Substate Level8. The Social Diversity Interpretation of State Politics and Policy in Perspective

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"This is the most exciting new book on state politics. It should be a prize-winner! The book is a necessary supplement for all state politics courses. It offers fresh perspectives on standard treatments of state politics and is extraordinarily well-researched. It is both a comprehensive surveyof the field of American state politics and a fresh theoretical primer for understanding state policy dynamics."--Robert B. Albritton, Northern Illinois University