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

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

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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy
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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy
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Erik J. Engstrom
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Language
eng
Summary
Engstrom evaluates redistricting plans and their electoral results from all states from 1789 through the 1960s, revealing that districting practices systematically affected the competitiveness of congressional elections; shaped the partisan composition of congressional delegations; and, on occasion, determined control of the House of Representatives. 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. "Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy provides a rich look at the practice of gerrymandering. It is a nice mix of history and quantitative analysis. . . . It will be the definitive work on the subject for decades to come." —Charles Stewart, MIT Erik J. Engstrom is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--Provided by publisher
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Engstrom, Erik J
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 and policy making
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  • Apportionment (Election law)
  • Election districts
  • Gerrymandering
  • Representative government and representation
  • Voting
  • United States
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Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy, Erik J. Engstrom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029525
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Partisan gerrymandering and the construction of American democracy, Erik J. Engstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029525
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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