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Presidential Outreach and the Transformation of Party Coalitions

  • Kartonierter Einband
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How do presidents pursue outreach and expand the base of their party coalitions? Through a combination of symbolic and substantive actions. Although the congressional literature on representation of racial minorities has dealt extensively with the meaning of substantive and symbolic representation, the presidency literature is not nearly as comprehensive. My work attempts to begin filling this gap by defining what constitutes symbolic and substantive actions in presidential outreach, and by exploring the significance of these actions. There are four types of actions: Unilateral-Symbolic, Unilateral-Substantive, Bilateral-Symbolic and Bilateral-Substantive. My research suggests that in order for a president to attract a social group to a party coalition, overall symbolic actions play as key a role as substantive ones. Indeed, symbolic actions will almost invariably precede substantive ones because they help to establish a bond of trust between the president and the social group. The presidency of George W. Bush and his professed outreach effort provides the perfect background to look at this issue.

Autorentext

Dr. Gahodery Cambry received her PhD from Yale University and a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is an Organizer for UNITE HERE, an international labor union. She volunteers with the Respect Life movement in South Florida.

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Titel: Presidential Outreach and the Transformation of Party Coalitions
Untertitel: Lessons from the George W. Bush Era
Autor:
EAN: 9783639703818
ISBN: 3639703812
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 216
Gewicht: 338g
Größe: H220mm x B150mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2014

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