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Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Vanessa C. Tyson

Abstract

Members of Congress from and representing racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament: their constituencies tend to be more economically disadvantaged than those of their white colleagues; and they themselves experience marginalization during the process of policy formulation on Capitol Hill. Twists of Fate explores dynamics of influence in the policy process, and the consequent formation of multiracial coalitions as a means to improve minority representation in the House of Representatives. I build a theory of linked political fate, wherein I argue that the political ... More

Keywords: minority representation, multiracial coalitions, representation, Congress, race, Congressional Tri-Caucus, marginalization, collective marginalization, linked political fate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190250928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa C. Tyson, author
Assistant Professor of Politics, Scripps College