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Asian-Pacific-American Partisanship: Dynamics of Partisan and Nonpartisan Identities

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  • Ngoc Phan
  • John A. Garcia

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This article seeks to understand the development of partisanship among Asian Americans since a significant portion do not choose either major party affiliation, but select an independent or a truly nonpartisan status. With a rapidly growing Asian-American population, examining its pattern for "both" partisan and nonpartisan identification has been ignored. This research took a developmental process in which acquisition of "any" partisan affiliation/identification is a critical juncture for Asian-American political incorporation. Therefore, considering contributing factors that affect the acquisition of any partisan affiliation as a precursor to specific Asian-American partisan affiliation/behaviors is our direction. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Ngoc Phan & John A. Garcia, 2009. "Asian-Pacific-American Partisanship: Dynamics of Partisan and Nonpartisan Identities," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(4), pages 886-910.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:4:p:886-910
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