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Political Science 494W/WGS 475W: Gender, Race and Political Representation in the U.S.: Public Policy and Research Centers
This guide is designed to assist with all three parts of your research assignment that focuses on the nature of and effects of minority representation in a specific state. The guide will provide links to resources and tips for utilizing said resources.
Contains material for black studies including essays, periodicals, reference books, the Schomburg Studies, and more.
Black Studies Center seamlessly integrates the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Black Studies Periodicals Database (formerly IIBP), and full-text access to historical back-files of Chicago Defender from 1935-1975, a prominent black newspaper. The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience consists of commissioned essays by scholars in the field and a collection of primary resources that includes photographs and video clips.
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials is the leadership organization of the nation's more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed Latino public officials in the United States.
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
Public policy research institute in D.C. that contains numerous reports and studies on the issue of women and public policy. Of particular interest is the Status of Women in the States project, which has data back to 1998.
Center maintained at Rutgers University with a substantial amount of information on women and the US political process, both at the federal and legislative levels. You can find numerous reports, facts and figures on women in politics. Many publications are available online or can be ordered directly from the CAWP. Of particular use are the Factsheets with current information on women in state and federal politics.
Center at SUNY, Albany that focuses on the role of women in positions of political power. Of particular interest is the Women's Leadership Profile 2004 which studies trends in women's political leadership across the country.