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Unformatted text preview: Ideology, Racial Conservatism, and Changes in the Southern Electorate POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Ideology and racial attitudes What is an ideology? The role of racial conservatism How does this play out in the Southern transformation? 1980 Southern Realignment The synchronization of conservatism Ideology, Racial Conservatism, and Changes in the Southern Electorate POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 November 16, 2009 Ideology, Racial Conservatism, and Changes in the Southern Electorate POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Ideology and racial attitudes What is an ideology? The role of racial conservatism How does this play out in the Southern transformation? 1980 Southern Realignment The synchronization of conservatism Outline 1 Ideology and racial attitudes What is an ideology? The role of racial conservatism How does this play out in the Southern transformation? 2 1980 Southern Realignment The synchronization of conservatism Ideology, Racial Conservatism, and Changes in the Southern Electorate POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Ideology and racial attitudes What is an ideology? The role of racial conservatism How does this play out in the Southern transformation? 1980 Southern Realignment The synchronization of conservatism Three Main Causes of the Southern Transformation 1 Realignments and critical elections (1932, 1964, 1980) 2 Redistricting and new representation 3 Ideological changes and shifts in congressional voting patterns Ideology, Racial Conservatism, and Changes in the Southern Electorate POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 Ideology and racial attitudes What is an ideology? The role of racial conservatism How does this play out in the Southern transformation? 1980 Southern Realignment The synchronization of conservatism Alternative explanations of the Southern Realignment Changes in social class cleavages Upper class southern whites attracted to Republican party Low taxes and limited government intervention Motivated by economic interests Vice versa for Democratic changes in the South Ideology,...
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