Urban Affairs Review
The authors assess the effects of minority political incorporation in large cities. An interrupted time-series research design is used to determine whether the election of a city’s first minority mayor has any short-term or long-term impact on fiscal policies. The authors examined six cities that elected black or Latino mayors and six cities with white mayors from 1972 to 1992. In general, they find that minority political incorporation did not significantly change fiscal policies in different ways from that which occurred in cities without minority incorporation.
Pelissero, John P., David B. Holian and Laura Tomaka, “Does Political Incorporation Matter? The Impact of Minority Mayors Over Time,” Urban Affairs Review Vol. 36 (September 2000): 84-92.
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