Mobilizing Inclusion
  • Oct 09, 2012
    304 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
    5 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300166781
  • Paper: $46.00 tx
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Political Science
Social Science

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The Institution for Social and Policy St

Mobilizing Inclusion

Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns

  • Lisa García Bedolla and Melissa R. Michelson


"Drawing on scores of original experiments and thousands of hours of qualitative observations, this impressive and accessible book sets a new standard for research on minority voter mobilization."—Donald P. Green, author of Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout

"This book is a major advancement in the field of voter turnout and mobilization...I am awestruck at the remarkable bounty of data the authors have produced. They have advanced the discipline’s theories about voter mobilization substantially...their work is truly transformational."—John McNulty, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University

"This ambitious work lays a foundation for a theory to explain the dynamics of voter mobilization among politically marginalized Americans. Garcia Bedolla and Michelson test their "Sociocultural Cognition" model with data from hundreds of GOTV efforts in California. Their analysis pushes us to think systematically about the conditions under which mobilization can and does work in a variety of electoral environments while engaging questions of deep normative significance on the inclusion of new voters into the American polity."—Jane Junn, University of Southern California

“A detailed account.”—Choice