My research examines how race/ethnicity influences public policy at the subnational level. I am specifically concerned with how different contexts, both residential and institutional, affect the formation of policy preferences, civic engagement, and representation.
||Rocha, Rene R. 2007. "Black-Brown Coalitions in Local School Board Elections." Political Research Quarterly 60: 315-327.|
||Rocha, Rene R., and Rodolfo Espino. 2009. "Racial Threat, Residential Segregation, and the Policy Attitudes of Anglos." Political Research Quarterly 62: 415-426.|
||Matsubayashi, Tetsuya, and Rene R. Rocha. Forthcoming. “Racial Diversity and Public Policy in the States.” Political Research Quarterly.|
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation