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Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam and Edward Fieldhouse

in The Age of Obama

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719082771
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702901 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0007
Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion

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This chapter considers the evolving place of minorities in elective politics. It traces the roots of President Obama's victory in majority public opinion and determines the supporting attitudinal currents that can be determined over the years. The chapter tries to provide a clearer understanding of the arrival of a black President and reflects on whether the UK has witnessed the kind of parallel changes required for a British Obama.

Keywords: elective politics; minorities; majority public opinion; President Obama; black President; British Obama

Chapter.  8912 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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