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People Like Us (eBook)

The New Wave Of Candidates Knocking At Democracys Door

de Sayu Bhojwani 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: THE NEW PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: outubro de 2018
21,65€
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The inspiring story of political newcomers (sometimes also newcomers to America) who are knocking down built-in barriers to creating better government

The system is rigged: America’s political leadership remains overwhelmingly white, male, moneyed, and Christian. Even at the local and state levels, elected office is inaccessible to the people it aims to represent. But inPeople like Us, political scientist Sayu Bhojwani shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow in their wake.

In Anaheim, California, a previously undocumented Mexican American challenges the high-powered interests of the Disney Corporation to win a city council seat. In the Midwest, a thirty-something Muslim Somali American unseats a forty-four-year incumbent in the Minnesota house of representatives. These are some of the foreign-born, lower-income, and of-color Americans who have successfully taken on leadership roles in elected office despite xenophobia, political gatekeeping, and personal financial concerns. In accessible prose, Bhojwani shines a light on the political and cultural roadblocks that prevent government from effectively representing a rapidly changing America, and offers forward-thinking solutions on how to get rid of them.

People like Us serves as a road map for the burgeoning democracy that has been a long time in the making: inclusive, multiracial, and unstoppable.

People Like Us
The New Wave Of Candidates Knocking At Democracys Door
de Sayu Bhojwani 
ISBN: 9781620974155 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: THE NEW PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Política  >  Política em Geral

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