This pioneering volume advances the thesis that there exists a significant linkage between Black politics and Black political behavior, heretofore treated as separate and distinct areas of study. This is the first work to bring the two together and to support such an approach with empirical studies. Chapter authors explore and analyze basic and fundamental areas of linkage providing a provocative and insightful contribution to the literature of Black politics and political behavior in America. Organized into five main linkage blocks, the work examines: Theoretical linkages between Black politics and Black political behavior; national linkages; state-contextual linkages; procedural linkages; and gender linkages. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students in American politics and political behavior and African-American politics and political behavior.
About the Author:
HANES WALTON, JR., is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is the author of ten books, including Black Republicans: The Politics of the Black and Tans (1975), Invisible Politics: Black Political Behavior (1985), and When the Marching Stopped: The Politics of Civil Rights Regulatory Agencies (1988).