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The Age of ObamaThe Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society$
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Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082771

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.001.0001

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Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion

Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion

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(p.112) 7 Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion
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The Age of Obama
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Tom Clark

Robert D. Putnam

Edward Fieldhouse

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0007

This chapter considers the evolving place of minorities in elective politics. It traces the roots of President Obama's victory in majority public opinion and determines the supporting attitudinal currents that can be determined over the years. The chapter tries to provide a clearer understanding of the arrival of a black President and reflects on whether the UK has witnessed the kind of parallel changes required for a British Obama.

Keywords:   elective politics, minorities, majority public opinion, President Obama, black President, British Obama

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