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The Changing Politics of American Men: Understanding the Sources of the Gender Gap
We analyze male-female differences in partisanship and presidential voting between 1952 and 1996 to show that the gender gap is a product of the changing partisanship of men. We then focus on theExpand
Culture Wars, Secular Realignment, and the Gender Gap in Party Identification
Changes in the U.S. partisan balance over the past decade are often attributed to the enhanced political salience of cultural issues. Yet as white men have continued to become more Republican inExpand
The Urban Voter: Group Conflict and Mayoral Voting Behavior in American Cities
Karen Kaufmann's groundbreaking study shows that perceptions of interracial conflict can cause voters in local elections to focus on race, rather than party attachments or political ideologies. UsingExpand
Cracks in the Rainbow: Group Commonality as a Basis for Latino and African-American Political Coalitions
The focus of this article is on mass attitudes and the propensity of blacks and Latinos to build electoral coalitions. The theoretical argument is that perceived commonality between Latinos andExpand
Is there an Empowerment Life Cycle?
The authors explore the relationship between long-term black empowerment and racial turnout rates in Atlanta (Georgia), Cleveland (Ohio), and Los Angeles (California). Symbolic politics, intergroupExpand
Impossible Dream or Distant Reality ? Republican Efforts to Attract Latino Voters
The fact that Republican efforts to attract Latino voters are not likely to have a large impact on their voting patterns does not mean that Republicans should abandon efforts to increase supportExpand
The Gender Gap
Gender differences in political behavior are a source of ongoing interest for political pundits, campaign advisors, and students of American politics. In a closely divided nation, even small shiftsExpand
Battleground States versus Blackout States: The Behavioral Implications of Modern Presidential Campaigns
We examine the influence of “battleground” designation by presidential campaign strategists on the political activation and involvement of resource poor voters, particularly those in lower incomeExpand
  • Karen M. Kaufmann
  • Political Science
  • Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
  • 1 March 2007
Abstract As a result of urban immigration and White flight over the past three decades, the demography of U.S. cities has changed rather dramatically; approximately one-half of the largest hundredExpand
Black and Latino Voters in Denver: Responses to Each Other's Political Leadership
Over the past forty years, the demographic makeup of the largest American cities has shifted toward greater numbers of minority residents and proportionately fewer whites. In part this developmentExpand