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The book offers a first of its kind analysis of the Millennial Generation’s political attitudes and policy preferences. The book utilizes data from multiple original surveys, as well as from extensive, original focus group interviews, to explore how the Millennial Generation identity or frame affects this cohorts political attitudes. The findings show that important and unique characteristics of the Millennial Generation significantly and substantively affect this cohort’s political attitudes, policy preferences, and levels of political engagement, which have meaningful implications for the current and future U.S. political landscape.
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Published in 2013

The rapid growth of the U.S. Latino population necessitates an exploration into how well this group’s increased presence translates into legislative influence. How important is it that Latinos get elected to legislative bodies, what difference do they make once they are there, and what type of representation do Latino legislators provide their constituents? In one of the only in-depth accounts of Latino legislative behavior, the book offers insights into the variable role of ethnicity at different stages of the legislative process. The results are consequential for the way Latinos are represented.
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