Location and Participation: Political Protest in Traditional and Non-Traditional States
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This project looks at political participation and immigrant populations in “traditional” and “non-traditional” locations. As the most inclusive form of political participation, I chose to focus on protest. The protests compared are the Anti-Immigration Reform protests of 2006 and the support for DACA in 2017. The protests are compared between “traditional” and “non-traditional” locations, traditional meaning areas that have attracted immigrant populations throughout American history and non-traditional meaning areas that have recently drawn immigrants. This study looks specifically at California (traditional), Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska (non-traditional). To further analyze these protests, certain demographic factors that have been shown to influence participation were mapped using ArcGIS Online. These maps were analyzed to draw conclusions about political protest in 2017.
digital scholarship, GIS, Hispanic populations, immigrant populations, political participation
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Colon, Alexis, "Location and Participation: Political Protest in Traditional and Non-Traditional States" (2018). Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows. 5.