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    The Congressional Black Caucus: racial politics in the United States Congress

    Singh, Robert S. (1998) The Congressional Black Caucus: racial politics in the United States Congress. London, UK: Sage. ISBN 9780761902805.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Congressional Black Caucus has grown both in size and in prominence in its short lifetime. Robert Singh considers the actual impact of the CBC on public policy in this new volume for the Contemporary American Politics series. Singh argues that while the CBC forcefully articulates the concerns of African Americans, it has not only proven an ineffective interest lobby for their issues, but has become increasingly irrelevant as a labor union for its own members. Drawing on extensive data, The Congressional Black Caucus provides the first coherent and balanced overview of both the electoral and institutional forces, which together shape the CBCÆs fortunes. The Congressional Black Caucus will be of considerable interest to scholars and students in the areas of legislative process, race and politics, public policy, and political sociology.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 17:20
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 15:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20235

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