The Southern Strategy Revisited: Republican Top-Down Advancement in the South

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Appendix 5
The Measurement of Republican Subnational Advancement

The following five tables represent the factor and reliability analyses for the measurement of Republican subnational advancement for each period. The measurement of the variables is detailed in table 9.1. The factor analysis was done using principal components analysis in SPSS specifying one factor. For each period the variables in the index load on one factor and the variance explained ranges from 59 to 69 percent. Although the alpha reliability coefficients generally approach .9, the alpha coefficients generally range from .88 to .85. For each four-year period the six indicators of county-level Republican subnational advancement are added together and divided by 6, to bring the index back to the original scale (0 = no advancement to 1 = total advancement).


Table A5.1 Analysis of 1968 Period
Eigenvalue Pct. of Var. Cum. Pct.
4.08535 68.1 68.1
Factor 1
House contest .81953
Senate contest .75328
House wins .81730
Senate wins .74523
House percent .89921
Senate percent .90241
Alpha = .8804 Standardized item alpha = .9047

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures, Tables, and Maps viii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Section 1 3
  • Chapter 1 Seeds of Change 5
  • Chapter 2 the Rhetoric of the Southem Strategy 18
  • Chapter 3: Colonizing the South 65
  • Chapter 4: Contesting and Winning Elections 90
  • Section 2 111
  • Chapter 5: Ideology 113
  • Chapter 6 Intraparty Coalitional Politics: the Coleman Paradox 143
  • Chapter 7 the Redistricting Explanation 167
  • Chapter 8: Democratic Incumbency 183
  • Chapter 9: Top-Down Advancement 211
  • Chapter 10 the Southern Strategy and Top-Down Advancement: Conclusion 243
  • Appendix 1 Interviews 249
  • Appendix 2 Demographic Clusters 251
  • Appendix 4 Pool Time-Series Design 258
  • Appendix 5 the Measurement of Republican Subnational Advancement 260
  • Notes 263
  • Bibliography 270
  • Index 287
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