Silent Victims No More?: Moral Indignation and the Potential for Latino Political Mobilization in Defense of Immigrants

26 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008 Last revised: 27 Feb 2010

Date Written: June 16, 2008

Abstract

This article examines how and whether immigration issues will influence Latino political electoral and non-electoral participation. The article analyzes data on Latino political participation patterns and predictions on how the current immigration debate may alter these patterns. It also examines social science literature on the factors that influence Latino political participation and the benefits of non-electoral engagement.

Keywords: Political Participation and Latinos, Immigration

JEL Classification: D72, K33

Suggested Citation

Aldana, Raquel E., Silent Victims No More?: Moral Indignation and the Potential for Latino Political Mobilization in Defense of Immigrants (June 16, 2008). Houston Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 73, 2008, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1146564

Raquel E. Aldana (Contact Author)

UC Davis ( email )

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Apt 153
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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