Book Signing with Willie Green

Dogwood Books is honored to be a participant in the 2017 Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk, presented by the Rome Area Council for the Arts & Downtown Development Authority.    We are featuring the art work of Dr. Richard Donadio.  His work will be on display through June.  You can view his art and read more about  Dr. Donadio here. 


Upcoming Events

Dogwood Books will host local author Willie Green for a book signing on Saturday July 8 from

1 to 3 p.m.  He will be signing copies of his book The Impacts of City-County Consolidation:: Minority Voting and Registration Rates in Rural Georgia Counties.   


Book Description

Previous studies of urban consolidations suggest that black and female political participation is negatively impacted by city-county consolidation. However, researchers know little regarding the impact of consolidation upon minority political participation within rural counties. This study examines the belief that blacks and women are negatively impacted by consolidation. This study examines pre- and post-consolidated data for selected forms of political participation for blacks and women over a 19-year period for three rural consolidated governments in the state of Georgia. Three significant findings emerged from this study. First, the results suggest that black political participation actually increases within rural consolidated governments. Secondly, female political participation does seem to be adversely impacted by rural consolidations. Lastly, this study found that the political participation of the general electorate had increased over the study period. A number of possible explanations for the findings are noted and the implications of consolidation for black and female political participation within rural consolidated counties are discussed.



About the Author

Willie Green serves as Floyd County Elections Supervisor.    He  holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.


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