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Author Besco, Randy, 1983- author
Title Identities and interests : race, ethnicity, and affinity voting / Randy Besco
Imprint Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JL193 .B47 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020616082
Descript xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-211) and index
Introduction -- Framing and Explaining Affinity Voting -- Coethnic and Racialized Affinity in Canada -- The Importance of Self-Identifi cation -- Ethnic Identity and Voter Behaviour -- The Role of Interests, Ideology, and Policy -- Affinity Voting in Federal Elections
"Identities and Interests offers an entirely new perspective on the role of racial and ethnic identities in Canadian elections. Using a series of experiments, as well as candidate and census data, Randy Besco demonstrates that self-identification matters far more than self-interest, ideology, or policy. The largest minority groups--Chinese and South Asian Canadians--tend to support candidates of their own ethnicity. Yet inter-minority affinity voting also reveals the potential for "rainbow coalitions" and how minorities themselves think in terms of a White/non-White divide. Besco's innovative work has major implications for social movements, issue opinions, fundraising, and political leadership races"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
Subject Voting -- Canada
Minorities -- Political activity -- Canada
Race -- Political aspects -- Canada
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Canada
Vote -- Canada
Minorités -- Activité politique -- Canada
Race -- Aspect politique -- Canada
Ethnicité -- Aspect politique -- Canada
Ethnicity -- Political aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00916047
Minorities -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst01023202
Race -- Political aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01086442
Voting. fast (OCoLC)fst01169232
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
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