Summary and Concluding Thoughts

M. V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd and Irwin L. Morris

in The Rational Southerner

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199873821
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980017 | DOI:
Summary and Concluding Thoughts

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This chapter summarizes the principal empirical findings that provide support for the theory of relative advantage as a comprehensive explanation for the post-World War II political transformation of the American South. In summary, the theory of relative advantage points to racial dynamics as the primary mover of change that can account for both the growth of the Republican Party as well as black political mobilization. The chapter then discusses the future role that race and/or ethnicity might play in Southern politics, especially the growing Hispanic population.

Keywords: race; ethnicity; black mobilization; Republican Party; relative advantage; American South; Hispanic population

Chapter.  3960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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