Black and hispanic council representation: Does council size matter?

Nicholas Alozie, Lynne L. Manganaro

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Abstract

The authors use black and Hispanic representation on city councils to address the proposition that the size of an elective body is related to minority officeholding in that body. A conceptual framework of the nature of minority representation and the types of differences that council size can make are examined using national survey data for 525 cities. The results support the position that council size does not explain the strength of minority representation but that larger councils provide a greater opportunity for minority incumbency. This effect is strongest in at-large election cities. For blacks, the strongest effect is found for at-large election cities in the South.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-298
Number of pages23
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Black and hispanic council representation : Does council size matter? / Alozie, Nicholas; Manganaro, Lynne L.

In: Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 276-298.

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