Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Twists of FateMultiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Vanessa C. Tyson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190250928

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 February 2019

Policy Influence in Influence Districts

Policy Influence in Influence Districts

(p.107) 4 Policy Influence in Influence Districts
Twists of Fate

Vanessa C. Tyson

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores minority influence through an analysis of quantitative data. I utilize tobit regression analysis to examine voting behavior on civil rights legislation that reached the floor of the House of Representatives during the 108th and 109th Congresses. The issue of legislative support (and degree of support) for two different types of civil rights policies—traditional civil rights policy and social welfare initiatives—is addressed. From there, the behavior of members of the House is compared and contrasted along the lines of district type, controlling for various other factors, including the racial background of both the representative and his or her constituents, the gender of the representative, and geographic region that he or she represents.

Keywords:   policy influence, minority representation, 108th Congress, 109th Congress, civil rights, social welfare, legislative behavior, Georgia v. Ashcroft

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .