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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy, Erik J. Engstrom

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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy
Title
Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Erik J. Engstrom
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Erik J. Engstrom offers a historical perspective on the effects of gerrymandering on elections and party control of the U.S. national legislature. Aside from the requirements that districts be continuous and, after 1842, that each select only one representative, there were few restrictions on congressional districting. Unrestrained, state legislators drew and redrew districts to suit their own partisan agendas. With the rise of the "one-person, one-vote" doctrine and the implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, however, redistricting became subject to court oversight. Engstrom evaluates the abundant cross-sectional and temporal variation in redistricting plans and their electoral results from all the states, from 1789 through the 1960s, to identify the causes and consequences of partisan redistricting. His analysis reveals that districting practices across states and over time systematically affected the competitiveness of congressional elections; shaped the partisan composition of congressional delegations; and, on occasion, determined party control of the House of Representatives"--
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Engstrom, Erik J
Dewey number
328.73/073455
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gerrymandering
  • Apportionment (Election law)
  • Election districts
  • Voting
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy, Erik J. Engstrom
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Gerrymandering and the evolution of American politics -- Districting and the construction of early American democracy -- The origins of single-member districts -- The strategic timing of congressional redistricting -- Stacking the states, stacking the house: the partisan consequences of congressional redistricting -- Electoral competition and critical elections -- A congress of strangers: gerrymandering and legislative turnover -- The partisan impact of malapportionment -- From turbulence to stasis, 1900-1964 -- Gerrymandering and the future of American politics
Control code
ocn864551166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306081634
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864551166
Label
Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy, Erik J. Engstrom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Gerrymandering and the evolution of American politics -- Districting and the construction of early American democracy -- The origins of single-member districts -- The strategic timing of congressional redistricting -- Stacking the states, stacking the house: the partisan consequences of congressional redistricting -- Electoral competition and critical elections -- A congress of strangers: gerrymandering and legislative turnover -- The partisan impact of malapportionment -- From turbulence to stasis, 1900-1964 -- Gerrymandering and the future of American politics
Control code
ocn864551166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306081634
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864551166

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