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The Rational SouthernerBlack Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South$
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M. V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd, and Irwin L. Morris

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199873821

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873821.001.0001

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Relative Advantage in a Post-VRA World

Relative Advantage in a Post-VRA World

Black Voter Registration in the Modern South

(p.159) Chapter 8 Relative Advantage in a Post-VRA World
The Rational Southerner

M. V. Hood III

Quentin Kidd

Irwin L. Morris

Oxford University Press

Although much of the book focuses on explaining GOP growth in the South, this chapter explains how GOP growth also influenced the political mobilization of the African American population. The theory of relative advantage also suggests that, in areas with large black populations, Republican growth will boost black mobilization. This chapter includes empirical results that suggest GOP growth played a role in black mobilization in the Deep South, which standard models of mobilization—the empowerment and resource models—do not address. Evidence is also found at the substate level within Louisiana and North Carolina to support the conclusion that Republican growth led to black mobilization.

Keywords:   black mobilization, black empowerment, resource models, Deep South, Louisiana, North Carolina, GOP growth

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