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dc.creatorAllen, Neal Robert
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T15:10:59Z
dc.date.available2010-06-01T15:10:59Z
dc.date.created2009-05
dc.date.issued2010-06-01T15:10:59Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/7553
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation seeks to describe and explain the connection between The Supreme Court and politics outside of the judicial system. It is a case study of the reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education integration decision in the American South. I apply a theoretical model of “judicialization,” arguing that when courts affect politics outside of the judicial system, they reshape politics to resemble the adversarial legal system, sparking polarized conflict and causing non-judicial political actors to make arguments in the form of constitutional doctrine. Analyzing editorials and letters to the editor from Southern newspapers, I show that debate after Brown was characterized by appeals to constitutional principles, and that Brown increased the salience of segregation in schools as a subject of political debate. I also supplement my Southern newspaper data with data from African-American newspapers and analyze Southern elections in the periods immediately before and after the education integration decision to assess the impact of the Court’s education decision on both voters and candidates.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.
dc.subjectU.S. Supreme Courten_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectBrown v. Board of Educationen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Southen_US
dc.titleThe effect of a supreme court opinion outside the judicial system : an analysis of Brown v. Board of Education and the American Southen_US
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten_US
thesis.degree.departmentGovernmenten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US


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