The politics of representation in the national statistical system: Origins of minority population interest group participation

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105405
Title:
The politics of representation in the national statistical system: Origins of minority population interest group participation
Author:
Robbin, Alice
Citation:
The politics of representation in the national statistical system: Origins of minority population interest group participation 2000, 27(4):431-453 Journal of Government Information
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Government Information
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105405
Submitted date:
2008-04-11
Abstract:
The United States is an "interest group society" and federal statistical policy, like all other aspects of contemporary American political life, is dominated by well-organized interest groups. The public review to revise the "Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity," formerly known as "Statistical Policy Directive 15," was notable for the significant presence of minority population interest groups. The politics of representation in the national statistical system during the 1970s is the subject of this article. The first part of the article summarizes the role that interest groups played in the recent debates on revising Statistical Policy Directive 15. The second part of the article discusses the origins of national statistics on minorities and their efforts during the 1970s to achieve inclusion in the body politic through representation in the federal statistical and administrative reporting systems.
Type:
Journal (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Sociology; Information Science; Government Information; Social Informatics
Local subject classification:
US federal government statistics; US decennial census; Race; Ethnicity; Minority groups; Interest groups; Political participation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRobbin, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-11T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:24:54Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-04-11en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe politics of representation in the national statistical system: Origins of minority population interest group participation 2000, 27(4):431-453 Journal of Government Informationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105405-
dc.description.abstractThe United States is an "interest group society" and federal statistical policy, like all other aspects of contemporary American political life, is dominated by well-organized interest groups. The public review to revise the "Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity," formerly known as "Statistical Policy Directive 15," was notable for the significant presence of minority population interest groups. The politics of representation in the national statistical system during the 1970s is the subject of this article. The first part of the article summarizes the role that interest groups played in the recent debates on revising Statistical Policy Directive 15. The second part of the article discusses the origins of national statistics on minorities and their efforts during the 1970s to achieve inclusion in the body politic through representation in the federal statistical and administrative reporting systems.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherUS federal government statisticsen_US
dc.subject.otherUS decennial censusen_US
dc.subject.otherRaceen_US
dc.subject.otherEthnicityen_US
dc.subject.otherMinority groupsen_US
dc.subject.otherInterest groupsen_US
dc.subject.otherPolitical participationen_US
dc.titleThe politics of representation in the national statistical system: Origins of minority population interest group participationen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Government Informationen_US
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