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Latino Political Power, 2nd edition

Sharon A. Navarro and Kim Geron
Latino Political Power, 2nd edition
ISBN: 978-1-955055-81-9
ISBN: 978-1-955055-82-6
2023/269 pages/LC: 2022031918
Latinos/as: Exploring Diversity and Change
Praise for the 1st edition:

"Provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of the growing Latino political power in the United States."—Jacqueline M. Hayes, Latino(a) Research Review

"A valuable inclusion for any introductory course charting the political history of the Latino population of the United States."—Alex Goodall, Journal of American Studies

"A great start for anyone interested in learning more about the development of Latina/o politics. Highly recommended." —Choice


This new, fully revised edition of Latino Political Power reflects a diverse community evolving in its ethnic, racial, and sexual identities, as well as in its voting behavior and party affiliations.

Sharon Navarro and Kim Geron map the transformation of Latino political power from the 1960s to the present. Comprehensive and accessible, their analysis of the complex processes of political incorporation, representation, and inclusion at all levels of government is based on the most current data available.

With an entirely new chapter on Latinas as candidates and as elected officials in 2021–2022, discussion of the latest voting-rights cases, and rich case studies throughout, this up-to-date text will provide readers with a solid understanding—and appreciation—of Latino political power today.


Sharon A. Navarro is professor of political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kim Geron is professor emeritus of political science at California State University East Bay.


  • Latino Politics: The Evolution of Inclusion.
  • New Voices, New Contours of Political Power.
  • The Struggle for Inclusion.
  • Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
  • Participation and the Contours of Power.
  • Political Power in the Sunbelt.
  • Latinas: Political Activists and Leaders.
  • Latino Political Power Today ... and Tomorrow.