Mestizo Democracy: The Politics of Crossing Borders

8, Borderlands Culture and Tradit
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It can come as no surprise that the ethnic makeup of the American population is rapidly changing. In this volume, John Francis Burke offers a mestizo theory of democracy and traces its implications for public policy. Mestizo, meaning "mixture," is a term from the Mexican socio-political experience that represents a blend of indigenous, African, and Spanish genes and cultures in Latin America in which the influences of these cultures remain identifiable but interact with each other in dynamic ways. Burke analyzes democratic theory and multiculturalism to develop a model for effectively dealing with cultural diversity. He applies this model to official language(s), voting, employment, housing, and free trade, concluding that in the United States we are becoming mestizo whether we like it or not.
Autor: John Francis Burke
Instrumenten Solist: Virgilio Elizondo
"John Francis Burke" is a professor of political science and chair of the department at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He is an active lay minister in a Houston Catholic parish characterized by diversity. With a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, he brings strong training in western political philosophy and religious studies to his study of "mestizo" culture in the United States..

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Autor: John Francis Burke
ISBN-13 :: 9781585443468
ISBN: 1585443468
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2003
Verlag: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
Gewicht: 494g
Seiten: 320
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Revised
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 236x157x24 mm
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