The Politics of Democratic Inclusion
University of Notre Dame, October 18-19, 2002
The conference on the Politics of Democratic Inclusion examined the processes and mechanisms by which traditionally underrepresented groups have and have not achieved political incorporation, representation, and influence—or what we refer to broadly as “democratic inclusion”—in American politics.
The papers from the conference have been published as The Politics of Democratic Inclusion, edited by Christina Wolbrecht and Rodney E. Hero, with Peri A. Arnold and Alvin B. Tillery (Temple University Press, 2005).
Part I: Diversity Within and Across Groups
Alvin B. Tillery
Jennifer L. Hochschild
From Nominal to Ordinal: Reconceiving Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the United States
Dennis Chong and Reuel Rogers
Reviving Group Consciousness
Bringing Outsiders In: Questions of Immigrant Incorporation
Part II: Mediating Institutions
Anne N. Costain
Social Movements as Mechanisms for Political Inclusion
Race, Parties, and Democratic Inclusion
Jan E. Leighley
Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Mobilization: Where’s the Party?
Miki Caul Kittilson and Katherine Tate
Political Parties, Minorities, and Elected Office: Comparing Opportunities for Inclusion in the United States and Britain
Kristi Andersen and Elizabeth F. Cohen
Political Institutions and Incorporation of Immigrants
Part III: Governing Institutions
Peri E. Arnold and Rodney E. Hero
Susan E. Clarke
Splintering Citizenship and the Prospects for Democratic Inclusion
Kenneth J. Meier
School Boards and the Politics of Education Policy: Downstream Consequences of Structure
George Lovell and Michael McCann
A Tangled Legacy: Federal Courts and Struggles for Democratic Inclusion
David T. Canon
The Representation of Racial Interests in the U.S. Congress
The American Presidency and the Politics of Democratic Inclusion
The conference is supported by the Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, the Department of Political Science, the Henkels Lecture Series, African and African-American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, the Institute for Latino Studies, and the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy.