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The Rational SouthernerBlack Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South$
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M. V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd, and Irwin L. Morris

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199873821

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873821.001.0001

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Putting Relative Advantage to the Test

Putting Relative Advantage to the Test

State-Level Republican Growth in the Modern American South

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(p.99) Chapter 5 Putting Relative Advantage to the Test
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The Rational Southerner
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M. V. Hood III

Quentin Kidd

Irwin L. Morris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873821.003.0005

This chapter provides the first extensive empirical assessment of the theory of relative advantage. A panel Granger analysis based on nearly five decades of state-level data demonstrates that black mobilization influenced Republican growth in each of the Southern states. The chapter also includes results from time series cross-sectional analyses that clearly indicate that black mobilization played a more important role in the growth of Southern Republicanism than regional economic growth, black context, in-migration, or the growth of evangelicalism—all of which are competing explanations for GOP growth in the South. The analysis also demonstrates that the growing viability of Republican substate party organizations played a role in subsequent Republican growth in the electorate.

Keywords:   panel Granger analysis, time series cross-section analysis, in-migration, economic growth, evangelicalism, party organization, republican growth

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