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Campaigns for ballot initiatives on minority rights may increase animosity towards these groups

Donovan, Todd (2013) Campaigns for ballot initiatives on minority rights may increase animosity towards these groups. LSE American Politics and Policy (18 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and will soon decide whether Michigan’s 2006 ballot initiative to end affirmative action policies at state universities violated the Equal Protection Clause. Using survey data taken before and after campaigns to pass “Defense of Marriage Amendments” in 2004, Todd Donovan shows that the actual promotion of these referendums can serve to negatively define and stigmatize the relevant minority group, highlighting a major concern with putting minority rights to a popular vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 01:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58386

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